Introduction to CORE of July 08 2009 by Dr. N. Amin

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CORE Curriculum Orientation

Nalin Amin, Program Director CORE Surgical Curriculum Department of Surgery McMaster University

What is CORE?

• • Academic curriculum designed to develop and achieve the basic competencies required by the Royal College for certification in any surgical specialty Rotating schedule occurring Wed am’s from 0900-1200

Who attends CORE?

• All PGY-1’s and PGY-2’s in all surgery divisions at McMaster University – Cardiac Surgery Neurosurgery – General Surgery Plastic Surgery – Orthopedic Surgery – ENT Surgery Urology – Opthalmology Possibly Ob/Gyne

What happens in CORE?

• • • • • Clinical sessions Principles of Surgery Technical Skills sessions Research Methodology Course CanMEDS sessions

Where does CORE happen?

• • Usually MUMC 4E-20 Other venues: – Michael Degroote Center for Learning – Stelco Amphitheater (St. Joseph’s Healthcare) – MUMC Anatomy Lab – MUMC Simulation Center

How will I know…

• • Program Coordinator: – Jane Klie, [email protected]

– Henderson Hospital, Ground Floor – 70 Wing, Rm 17 email usually best..

– Ensure you have given her your addresses and get a medportal account ASAP – Check your email regularly!

How will I know…

• • • • • Advanced CORE schedule Contact information Handouts and presentations Goals and objectives Executive and their duties • http://www fhs.mcmaster.ca/surgery/divisions/postgrad/CORERMC ontents.html

CORE Organization:

• • • CORE Program Director CORE Program Coordinator CORE Executive Committee – Curriculum organized and managed by residents – President, secretary, treasurer, past president, Thunder Bay rep, PGY-1 rep, coordinators – Elected yearly

Duties of the CORE executive:

• • • • Elected from the PGY-1’s, 2’s – all divisions represented Represent the group, responsible to the CORE Voice concerns, educational needs, coordinate sessions and faculty speakers/advisors Pivitol role in modifying the program

Current Executive: 2009-2010

• • • • • • • • • • President Secretary Treasurer PGY-3 rep Thunder Bay rep PGY-1 rep Coordinator Coordinator Coordinator Coordinator • • • • • • • • • • John Agzarian Craig Durant Blake Yaracavitch Laura Vanderbeek Sara Kalechstein TBA Michael Tran Kevin Debiparshad Sarfaraz Banglawala Stephanie Ma

Conflict Resolution:

• • • • • Jane Klie Nalin Amin CORE Executive Members Home Program Director Ombudsperson: – Mark Crowther – Hematology – Elected every 3 yrs

Expectations: Respect

• • • Significant time and resources Rely on educational altruism of clinical and research faculty If needs not met, follow process – Executive – Evaluations – Jane or myself

Expectations: Attendance

• • • • • Full attendance to all sessions is mandatory This includes post tuesday night call No exceptions!

– Illnesses, conferences, exams, dependents, retreats, clinical work Off all clinical duties from 0900-1200 Turn off pagers!

Expectations: Evaluations

• • Critical for improvement of the curriculum Used as attendance for sessions

Expectations: Research Methodology • • • • Have attended and completed all 10 modules Have attended and completed all 10 post tests Have attended the CORE and Department of Surgery Research Days Have presented 1 research proposal, work in progress, completed research project

Am I evaluated for CORE?

• • • • • Previously no… Attendance Participation Technical skills progress Research methodology attendance, modular quiz, presentation • Final CORE evaluation is placed in FITER submitted by home program director to Royal College for consideration of certification

New developments and future directions • • • • • • Newly renovated anatomy lab Newly renovated simulation center Revolutionized research methodology course Increased clinical content Corporate sponsorships Developing surgical skills centers

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