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Clinical Knowledge and Surgical Skills. Session #1 October 1, 2009 Amita Shah, MD. Things you need to know before we begin. Course Objectives and background Course Structure Instructors Requirements Surveys Technical skills course preparation Shadowing & Research opportunities.

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clinical knowledge and surgical skills

Clinical Knowledge and Surgical Skills

Session #1

October 1, 2009

Amita Shah, MD

things you need to know before we begin
Things you need to know before we begin
  • Course Objectives and background
  • Course Structure
  • Instructors
  • Requirements
  • Surveys
  • Technical skills course preparation
  • Shadowing & Research opportunities
course objectives
Course Objectives
  • Introducing key clinical and technical concepts prior to the start of clerkships
  • Mitigate concerns of medical students prior to their clerkships
  • Develop a course geared towards all medical students, not just ones interested in a surgical career
other institutions
Other institutions
  • Columbia – Meet the Surgeons, technical skills labs, surgical interest group (Kirkham 2006)
  • Stanford – Preclinical course with lectures from different specialties, 3 technical skills sessions (Riboh 2007)
  • UCSF – OR assist (Cloyd 2008)
  • Johns Hopkins – CT research (Allen 2007)
  • All courses cater to medical students considering a surgical career
ms3 survey what concerns do you have about your surgical clerkship
MS3 Survey What concerns do you have about your surgical clerkship?

All students are most concerned about

Fatigue, Hours, Clerkship performance, Lack of knowledge, and physical hardship

ms3 survey what would you like to learn about during your surgical clerkship
MS3 SurveyWhat would you like to learn about during your surgical clerkship?
  • All students would like to learn technical skills, procedures, and patient management.
  • Students interested in surgery want to learn about the lifestyle of surgeons and surgical practice.
course structure
Course structure
  • 18 Sessions total
  • 7 Technical skills sessions
  • 5 Didactic sessions
  • 4 Case presentations
  • 2 Panels
  • Schedule and syllabus are included in your packet
instructors
Instructors
  • Course Directors:
    • Amita Shah, MD - resident
    • Kent Van Sickle, MD – associate professor
  • Instructors
    • Dept. of Surgery Attendings and staff
    • Surgery Chief residents, Surgery residents
    • OR staff
  • We are all volunteering our time!
requirements
Requirements
  • No more than three excused absences
    • Contact Amita if you are going to be absent
    • The course is cumulative
  • Class time is limited – outside preparation and practice will be necessary
  • Participate in surveys and testing
  • Comments and suggestions are welcome
surveys
Surveys
  • Survey #1 – Pre-course attitudes and perceptions
  • Class surveys – after every session
    • On SurveyMonkey – PLEASE do this.
  • Survey #2 – Post-course attitudes and perceptions
  • We may have follow-up during 3rd and 4th years.
technical skills preparation
Technical skills preparation
  • Videos
  • Handouts
  • Online resources
  • We will either give you or direct you to the different resources before the sessions
shadowing research
Shadowing & Research
  • Opportunities are available, you just have to find them - We’ll help
  • General surgery
    • Trauma
    • OR cases
    • Rounding
  • Other specialties
session 2 knot tying
Session #2: Knot tying
  • Thursday, October 8th, 2009
  • 12pm to 1pm
  • Animal labs on 1st floor medical school
  • Please prepare for the session
    • Videos
    • Handouts
    • Practice Rope
contact information
Contact information

Amita Shah

[email protected]

Cell: 210-325-4188

Pager: 210-203-8874

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