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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932088/grit-as-a-predictor-of-risk-of-attrition-in-surgical-residency
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Arghavan Salles, Dana Lin, Cara Liebert, Micaela Esquivel, James N Lau, Ralph S Greco, Claudia Mueller
BACKGROUND: Grit, a measure of perseverance, has been shown to predict resident well-being. In this study we assess the relationship between grit and attrition. METHODS: We collected survey data from residents in a single institution over two consecutive years. All residents in general surgery were invited to participate (N = 115). Grit and psychological well-being were assessed using validated measures. Risk of attrition was measured using survey items. RESULTS: 73 residents participated (63% response rate)...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932029/implementing-a-resident-acute-care-surgery-service-improving-resident-education-and-patient-care
#2
Olga Kantor, Andrew B Schneider, Marko Rojnica, Andrew J Benjamin, Nancy Schindler, Mitchell C Posner, Jeffrey B Matthews, Kevin K Roggin
BACKGROUND: To simulate the duties and responsibilities of an attending surgeon and allow senior residents more intraoperative and perioperative autonomy, our program created a new resident acute care surgery consult service. METHODS: We structured resident acute care surgery as a new admitting and inpatient consult service managed by chief and senior residents with attending supervision. When appropriate, the chief resident served as a teaching assistant in the operation...
December 5, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930509/current-challenges-in-providing-bariatric-surgery-in-france-a-nationwide-study
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Sébastien Czernichow, Michel Paita, David Nocca, Simon Msika, Arnaud Basdevant, Bertrand Millat, Anne Fagot-Campagna
Bariatric surgery is a well-accepted procedure for severe and massive obesity management. We aimed to determine trends, geographical variations, and factors influencing bariatric surgery and the choice of procedure in France in a large observational study.The Health Insurance Fund for Salaried Workers (Caisse National Assurance Maladie Travailleurs Salariés) covers about 86% of the French population. The Système National d'Information Inter-régimes de l'Assurance Maladie database contains individualized and anonymized patient data on all reimbursements for healthcare expenditure...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929699/elucidating-trainee-effect-on-outcomes-for-general-gynecologic-and-urologic-oncology-procedures
#4
Megan Sippey, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Kevin R Kasten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical complications delay adjuvant therapy in oncology patients. Current literature remains unclear regarding resident effect on postoperative outcomes, with inappropriate coverage possibly endangering patients in spite of attending oversight. We assessed resident postgraduate year (PGY) effect on 30-day overall morbidity in cancer patients undergoing major intra-abdominal and non-abdominal surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing non-emergent major intra- and extra-abdominal operations from 2005-2012 were queried using the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908638/using-the-acmge-milestones-as-a-handover-tool-from-medical-school-to-surgery-residency
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Lauren M Wancata, Helen Morgan, Gurjit Sandhu, Sally Santen, David T Hughes
OBJECTIVE: To map current medical school assessments for graduating students to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones in general surgery, and to pass forward individual performance metrics on level 1 milestones to receiving residency programs. DESIGN: The study included 20 senior medical students who were accepted into surgery internship positions. Data from medical school performance assessments from the third-year surgery clerkship, fourth-year surgery rotations, fourth-year surgery boot camp, Clinical Competency Assessment Examination, and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and 2 examinations were used to map each student's competency assessments to the General Surgery Milestones based on a scoring system created and validated by independent assessors...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908501/prospective-evaluation-of-surgical-palliative-care-immersion-training-for-general-surgery-residents
#6
Mustafa Raoof, Lisa O'Neill, Leigh Neumayer, Mindy Fain, Robert Krouse
BACKGROUND: Palliative care competencies in surgical training are recognized to improve the care of surgical patients with advanced or life-threatening illnesses. Formal programs to teach these competencies are lacking. The study aims to assess the feasibility and utility of a unique surgical palliative care immersion training program. STUDY DESIGN: A half-day Surgical Palliative Care Immersion Training (SPCIT) was developed using the American College of Surgeon's manual titled "Surgical Palliative Care: A Resident's Guide" as a framework...
November 27, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907982/learners-perspective-where-and-when-pre-residency-trainees-learn-more-to-achieve-their-core-clinical-competencies
#7
Eusang Ahn, Ducksun Ahn, Young-Mee Lee
PURPOSE: While it is known that effective clinical education requires active involvement of its participants, regular feedback, communication skills and interprofessional training, limited studies have been conducted in Korea that demonstrate how pre-residency trainees acquire their core clinical skills. This is a cross-sectional study of interns and students across a third-tier university hospital in Korea to examine where and when they acquire core clinical skills. METHODS: A total of 74 students and 91 interns were asked to participate in a closed-ended questionnaire, and 50 participants (20 students and 30 interns) were involved in semistructured individual interviews...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895459/amaurosis-fugax-delay-between-symptoms-and-surgery-by-specialty
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Pia Kvickström, Bertil Lindblom, Göran Bergström, Madeleine Zetterberg
PURPOSE: To describe the time course of management of patients with amaurosis fugax and analyze differences in management by different specialties. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with amaurosis fugax and subjected to carotid ultrasound in 2004-2010 at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden (n=302) were included in this retrospective cohort study, and data were collected from medical records. RESULTS: The prevalence of significant carotid stenosis was 18...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894938/integrating-postoperative-feedback-into-workflow-perceived-practices-and-barriers
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Jay N Nathwani, Carly E Glarner, Katherine E Law, Robert J McDonald, Amy B Zelenski, Jacob A Greenberg, Eugene F Foley
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have found that both resident and staff surgeons highly value postoperative feedback; and that such feedback has high educational value. However, little is known about how to consistently deliver this feedback. Our aim was to understand how often surgical residents should receive feedback and what barriers are preventing this from occurring. DESIGN: Surveys were distributed to resident and attending surgeons. Questions focused on the current frequency of postoperative feedback, desired frequency and methods of feedback, and perceived barriers...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890870/improving-the-quality-of-postgraduate-education-in-traditional-japanese-kampo-medicine-for-junior-residents-an-exploratory-survey-conducted-in-five-institutions-in-the-tohoku-area
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Shin Takayama, Seiichi Kobayashi, Soichiro Kaneko, Masao Tabata, Shinya Sato, Keiichi Ishikawa, Saya Suzuki, Ryutaro Arita, Natsumi Saito, Tetsuharu Kamiya, Hitoshi Nishikawa, Yuka Ikeno, Junichi Tanaka, Minoru Ohsawa, Akiko Kikuchi, Takehiro Numata, Hitoshi Kuroda, Michiaki Abe, Satoru Ishibashi, Nobuo Yaegashi, Tadashi Ishii
Traditional Japanese (Kampo) medicine has been widely applied in general medicine in Japan. In 2001, the model core curriculum for Japanese medical education was revised to include Kampo medicine. Since 2007, all 80 Japanese medical schools have incorporated it within their programs. However, postgraduate training or instruction of Kampo medicine has not been recognized as a goal for the clinical training of junior residents by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; little is known about postgraduate Kampo medicine education...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890330/assessing-surgical-residents-imaging-interpretation-skills
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Joseph J Eid, Francisco Igor B Macedo, Edsa Negussie, Vijay K Mittal
PURPOSE: During general surgery (GS) training, residents are expected to accurately interpret radiologic images. Objective evidence evaluating residents' ability to provide accurate interpretation of imaging studies is currently lacking. METHODS: A 30-item web-based test was developed using images from different radiologic modalities. Residents from 6 ACGME accredited GS programs participated. Residents from 1 radiology program served as a control group. RESULTS: 74 GS residents (GSR) enrolled in the online test...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889270/does-implementing-a-general-surgery-residency-program-and-resident-involvement-affect-patient-outcomes-and-increase-care-associated-charges
#12
Trevor Wexner, Armando Rosales-Velderrain, Steven D Wexner, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Variable results regarding general surgery residency program (GSRP) impact on patient outcomes and charges are reported. The aim of this study was to determine any significant differences in patient outcomes and cost with a new GSRP. METHODS: We analyzed all laparoscopic appendectomies (lap-ap), cholecystectomies (lap-chole), and inguinal hernia repairs (IHR) performed before and after implementing a GRSP. RESULTS: Operative time significantly increased for lap-ap (p < 0...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886974/evaluating-coding-accuracy-in-general-surgery-residents-accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-procedural-case-logs
#13
REVIEW
Fadi Balla, Tabitha Garwe, Prasenjeet Motghare, Tessa Stamile, Jennifer Kim, Heidi Mahnken, Jason Lees
INTRODUCTION: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) case log captures resident operative experience based on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and is used to track operative experience during residency. With increasing emphasis on resident operative experiences, coding is more important than ever. It has been shown in other surgical specialties at similar institutions that the residents' ACGME case log may not accurately reflect their operative experience...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886973/using-the-acgme-milestones-for-resident-self-evaluation-and-faculty-engagement
#14
REVIEW
Andreas H Meier, Angelika Gruessner, Robert N Cooney
BACKGROUND: Since July 2014 General Surgery residency programs have been required to use the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education milestones twice annually to assess the progress of their trainees. We felt this change was a great opportunity to use this new evaluation tool for resident self-assessment and to furthermore engage the faculty in the educational efforts of the program. METHODS: We piloted the milestones with postgraduate year (PGY) II and IV residents during the 2013/2014 academic year to get faculty and residents acquainted with the instrument...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886972/the-resident-run-minor-surgery-clinic-a-pilot-study-to-safely-increase-operative-autonomy
#15
REVIEW
Brandon M Wojcik, Zhi Ven Fong, Madhukar S Patel, David C Chang, Emil Petrusa, John T Mullen, Roy Phitayakorn
OBJECTIVE: General surgery training has evolved to align with changes in work hour restrictions, supervision regulations, and reimbursement practices. This has culminated in a lack of operative autonomy, leaving residents feeling inadequately prepared to perform surgery independently when beginning fellowship or practice. A resident-run minor surgery clinic increases junior resident autonomy, but its effects on patient outcomes have not been formally established. This pilot study evaluated the safety of implementing a resident-run minor surgery clinic within a university-based general surgery training program...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886971/the-feasibility-of-real-time-intraoperative-performance-assessment-with-simpl-system-for-improving-and-measuring-procedural-learning-early-experience-from-a-multi-institutional-trial
#16
REVIEW
Jordan D Bohnen, Brian C George, Reed G Williams, Mary C Schuller, Debra A DaRosa, Laura Torbeck, John T Mullen, Shari L Meyerson, Edward D Auyang, Jeffrey G Chipman, Jennifer N Choi, Michael A Choti, Eric D Endean, Eugene F Foley, Samuel P Mandell, Andreas H Meier, Douglas S Smink, Kyla P Terhune, Paul E Wise, Nathaniel J Soper, Joseph B Zwischenberger, Keith D Lillemoe, Gary L Dunnington, Jonathan P Fryer
PURPOSE: Intraoperative performance assessment of residents is of growing interest to trainees, faculty, and accreditors. Current approaches to collect such assessments are limited by low participation rates and long delays between procedure and evaluation. We deployed an innovative, smartphone-based tool, SIMPL (System for Improving and Measuring Procedural Learning), to make real-time intraoperative performance assessment feasible for every case in which surgical trainees participate, and hypothesized that SIMPL could be feasibly integrated into surgical training programs...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886970/surgical-residency-recruitment-opportunities-for-improvement
#17
REVIEW
Amit R T Joshi, Daniel Vargo, Amy Mathis, Jeffrey N Love, Teena Dhir, Paula M Termuhlen
INTRODUCTION: The Association of Program Directors in Surgery convened a panel during Surgical Education Week 2016 to discuss the current state of the general surgery residency application process and to review alternative ways to evaluate the suitability of each applicant to a residency program. METHODS/RESULTS: Over 40,000 applicants registered for the National Resident Matching Program's 2016 Main Residency Match. General Surgery had 2345 applicants for 1241 categorical postgraduate year (PGY)-1 positions, and 1239 of those positions were filled when the matching algorithm was processed...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886969/a-pilot-study-to-gauge-effectiveness-of-standardized-patient-scenarios-in-assessing-general-surgery-milestones
#18
REVIEW
Denise W Gee, Roy Phitayakorn, Avni Khatri, Kathryn Butler, John T Mullen, Emil R Petrusa
PURPOSE: Some General Surgery Milestones can be difficult to assess in traditional clinical settings and especially difficult to assess in junior residents. The purpose of this pilot study was to METHODS: A total of 9 categorical interns participated in a comprehensive, 4-module, SP scenario designed to evaluate and manage right upper quadrant pain. SP checklist scores (SP%) were converted to Milestone-equivalent scores for direct comparison (SP-C). Milestone scores were analyzed from 3 different sources: SP, faculty (FAC), and CCC...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886968/defining-communication-improvement-needs-in-general-surgery-an-analysis-of-pages-communications-patterns-and-content%C3%A2
#19
Julie Hallet, David Wallace, Abraham El-Sedfy, Najma Ahmed, Andrew J Smith, Avery B Nathens, Lesley Gotlib Conn, Natalie G Coburn
OBJECTIVE: To describe patterns of pages communication to general surgery (GS) residents, identify the need for and develop strategies to improve interprofessional communication. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: General surgery (GS) service at a tertiary care academic institution, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: All pages sent to GS residents over 4 weeks at an academic institution...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886967/the-independent-plastic-surgery-match-analysis-of-changes-in-recent-years-and-applicant-preferences
#20
Ziyad S Hammoudeh, Gamal Mostafa, Michel Saint-Cyr, Karim Bakri, Samir Mardini
BACKGROUND: The number of surgical applicants to "independent" plastic surgery programs has drastically decreased. However, the competitiveness of recent applicants relative to previous years has not been assessed. The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics of recent "independent" applicants and to obtain their preferences regarding the match. METHODS: A 25-question survey was distributed to 97 applicants of the 2012 "independent" match. The survey consisted of questions regarding demographics, academic qualifications, interview results, match results, program characteristic preferences, interview preferences, and future career plans...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
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