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February 26 - March 1, 2015
The Surgery Interest Group provides a forum for medical students, premedical students and practicing physicians with the goal of promoting and providing a resource for learning and critical thinking.
American College of Surgeons' Online Guide for Choosing a Residency
American Board of Surgery
Scutwork.com - program reviews written by the residents themselves!
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. Accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines
So You Want to Be a Surgeon - an ACS publication to help students understand what's involved in becoming a surgeon and finding a residency
Association of Program Directors in Surgery - contact information for surgery residency directors across the U.S. to address specific questions regarding various surgical residency programs
Program Director Survey Results - This report presents the results of selected items from the 2008 NRMP Program Director Survey. Data are reported for 19 specialties and include: (1) factors used for granting interviews and ranking applicants; (2) use of USMLE exam scores; and (3) the percentage of interview slots filled prior to the November 1 release date of the MSPE. The NRMP believes program directors, school officials, and applicants will find these data useful as they prepare for and participate in the Main Residency Match
This website allows General Surgery residency applicants to completely manage their application process. By entering an anonymous profile of their qualifications, users may compare themselves to other applicants and to determine if they may be competitive at different programs. Applicants may easily access published information about programs, review the opinions of other applicants, plan their interviews, and score their impressions of programs. Finally, the site helps applicants to develop their rank lists and to anonymously compare their rankings with others.
Essentials of Matching in General Surgery Learn what over 140 Surgical Residency Program Directors and Residency Coordinators have to say about matching in surgical residency. This is is a quick and easy reference to make sure you are the right track for a successful match.
Medical College of Wisconsin was recently approved for a 6 year integrated program which accepts students directly out of medical school (as opposed to the traditional 5 years general surgery followed by 2-3 years of thoracic surgery). They are listed in FREIDA and will be participating in the upcoming NRMP sponsored match.
Association of Women Surgeons - a unique organization inspiring and encouraging females in surgery
OR-live.com is a free web site where anyone can stream live and archival videos of surgical procedures. The broadcasts also feature commentary from experts making the site an exceptional resource for those interested in pursuing a career in surgery.
The Association of Surgical Education
A Surgeon's Memoir Of 'Full Face Transplant' - Listen to this great interview with the surgeon who led the team of the first full facial transplant in the U.S.!
Surgery and Global Health: A View from Beyond the OR. World Journal of Surgery
Increasing access to surgical services for the poor in rural Haiti: Surgery as a public good for public health. Ivers LC, Garfein ES, Augustin J, Raymonville A, Yang AT, Sugarbaker D, Farmer PE. World Journal of Surgery
The Safe Surgery Saves Lives Campaign announced the results of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Pilot Study were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine.The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist reduced the rate of deaths and complications by more than one third in eight pilot hospitals (located in Toronto, Canada; New Delhi, India; Amman, Jordan; Auckland, New Zealand; Manila, Philippines; Ifakara, Tanzania; London, UK; Seattle, USA). The rate of major inpatient complications dropped from 11% to 7% and inpatient death rate following major operations fell from 1.5% to 0.8% after implementation of the checklist. The effect was of similar magnitude in both high and low/middle income country sites. Learn more about the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Project at www.safesurg.org or www.who.int/safesurgery.
Increasing Access to Surgical Services in Sub-Saharan Africa: Priorities for National and International Agencies Recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group
The Bellagio Essential Surgery Group (BESG), a network of surgeons, anesthesiologists, public health professionals, economists, and policy makers, was formed to advocate for increased access to surgery in Africa to reduce the surgical burden of disease. The BESG builds on and collaborates with the significant work of the WHO in promoting surgical and trauma care. The WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care is a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders committed to reducing death and disability in injuries, pregnancy-related complications, and congenital anomalies, and was the first coordinated effort on emergency and essential surgical care. WHO Essential Trauma Care Project aims to set reasonable, affordable minimum standards for the care of injured persons worldwide and defines the human and physical resources necessary to ensure these services.
Log on to Inspiration Exchange (InEx) and communicate, file share & network with fellow students.
Check a Box. Save a Life.
Join thousands of students worldwide in helping spread the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist. For information on how you can get involved, visit http://www.safesurg.org/student-mentors.html.
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