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Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Wednesday. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni, Shannon, Kat, Karee and Tracy, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton. Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
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Nov 27, 2013

This month's Surgical Education Rounds was on a recent paper from the University of Ottawa looking at competency in the OR, 'The Ottawa Surgical Competency Operating Room Evaluation (O-SCORE): a tool to assess surgical competence', by Wade Gofton et al (2012). We had a great discussion about how to measure competence in the OR, both from a surgical and a psychometric perspective. A key point was - is there a basic framework of competency that is common across all operations? There's lots of work to do in this area!

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Nov 15, 2013

Team Undergrad Surgery was in attendance at the 2013 national meeting of the Canadian Undergraduate Surgery Education Committee in Ottawa in November. There was excellent representation from all across the country, and great discussion of the current hot topics in surgical education. Dr Paul Belliveau was also named as the John Provan Outstanding Canadian Surgical Educator - well done, Paul!

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Nov 13, 2013

I was recently asked to be a visiting professor at the University of Utah, so I spent a few days in Salt Lake City visiting with the surgeons there and giving some talks. I spoke on a couple of topics:

  • The Surgeon’s Tale. How do we use stories in surgical education? Salt Lake City Surgical Society
  • Using new technology in surgical education. Grand Rounds. Department of Surgery, University of Utah

I had a great time during my short visit, and received such a warm and generous welcome. Thanks to all of the great folks who spent time sharing their stories with me, especially Amalia Cochrane and Bill Peche and the members of the Salt Lake Surgical Society. And many thanks to Kelly and Peter for sharing breakfast with me and to Kelly for driving me over to the hospital! It was a privilege to see your M&M and resident selection processes in action, and it was great to talk to your residents and students, the surgeons of the future!

Nov 1, 2013

Today saw our first Grand Rounds in Surgical Education at the University of Alberta. This event is supported by our industry partners Covidien, and will take place 2-3 times a year.

Our first speaker was Dr Stan Hamstra from the University of Ottawa, who spoke on outcomes for CBME. Thanks, Stan!

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