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Clinical Knowledge and Surgical Skills

Clinical Knowledge and Surgical Skills

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  1. Clinical Knowledge and Surgical Skills Session #1 October 1, 2009 Amita Shah, MD

  2. Things you need to know before we begin • Course Objectives and background • Course Structure • Instructors • Requirements • Surveys • Technical skills course preparation • Shadowing & Research opportunities

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Technical skills preparation • Videos • Handouts • Online resources • We will either give you or direct you to the different resources before the sessions

  12. Shadowing & Research • Opportunities are available, you just have to find them - We’ll help • General surgery • Trauma • OR cases • Rounding • Other specialties

  13. 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

  14. Contact information Amita Shah shahar@uthscsa.edu Cell: 210-325-4188 Pager: 210-203-8874

  15. Survey #1