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Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Friday.

'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni and Tracy, with the assistance of the Surgery 101 Experts of Edmonton.

Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!

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    • 4.3 • 102 Ratings

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Friday.

'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni and Tracy, with the assistance of the Surgery 101 Experts of Edmonton.

Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!

    299. Chronic Rhinosinusitis

    299. Chronic Rhinosinusitis

    In this episode 4th-year medical student Kaishan Aravinthan from the University of Saskatchewan discusses an overview of chronic rhinosinusitis.
    After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:
    Describe the patient presentation of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Identify the key signs and symptoms for the diagnosis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Differentiate and list the types of medical and surgical therapy options

    • 22 min
    298. Hiatal Hernias

    298. Hiatal Hernias

    In this episode, with the help of Dr. Scott Penner, a general surgeon practicing in Cambridge Memorial Hospital, 2nd-year medical student McMaster University student Nivedh Patro discusses an overview of hiatal hernias.
    After listening to this podcast, listeners should be able to:
    Define the different types of hiatal hernias Identify the main presenting symptoms of the different types of hiatal hernias, and distinguish emergent from non-emergent scenarios Describe the preoperative workup of hiatal hernias

    • 21 min
    297. Update: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Management

    297. Update: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Management

    In this podcast, Gaurav Talwar highlights some recent advances in the medical and surgical management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He will build on the concepts introduced by Dr. White and Dr. Bistritz in their 2012 seven lecture series on IBD, so please be sure to listen to those podcasts as well.
    By the end of this podcast, you should be able to:
    Describe recent advances in the medical management of IBD including the mechanisms and indications of current biologics, biosimilars, and Tofacitinib, a small molecule drug. Outline recent advances in the surgical management of IBD including the impact of minimally invasive techniques and the evolving role of surgery. Explain the all-important role of multidisciplinary care for patients with IBD.

    • 18 min
    • video
    Mediastinal Masses

    Mediastinal Masses

    Student Yasmin Valji discusses Mediastinal Masses.
    After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:
    -Describe the anatomy of the mediastinum
    -List the differential differential diagnosis of mediastinal masses
    -Describe the clinical presentation of an anterior mediastinal mass
    -Develop an approach to work up and treatment of mediastinal masses

    • 11 min
    • video
    Chest Tubes

    Chest Tubes

    Student Yasmin Valji discusses chest tube insertion and removal. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:
    A) List the indications for chest tube insertion
    B) Describe the proper positioning and insertion technique for tube thoracostomy
    C) List the complications of chest tube insertion
    D) Describe the mechanism how the chest drainage system works
    E) Troubleshoot improperly functioning chest tubes
    F) Determine when a chest tube can be removed and describe proper removal technique

    • 29 min
    • video
    Reflections on COVID-19

    Reflections on COVID-19

    The Surgery 101 Team provides some thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jonathan White, Shannon Erichsen, Michelle Lindberg, Kellie Wright-Tootoosis and Patrick Ciechanski.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

RhoadesT ,

Great info but annoying sound effects

As a PA student, I listened to this while driving back and forth to my general surgery rotation site every day. It has a lot of good info, and it really helped me study during the 40-minute commute. However, it has some really annoying sound effects that are very distracting. The ambulance sirens are particularly inappropriate and distracting while driving and would make me stop and look for the ambulance while on the commute. Even when I listened to it while not driving, things like children cheering or applause would distract me from my train of thought while studying. Before I could consider giving this a 5/5, those sound effects would have to go.

Be the Foote ,

Great resource for surgery clerkship

The podcast reviews what you need to know. Helped me a question or two from my attendings/residents and helped me ask them good follow up questions. Info here lined up w/ Pestana’s and Recall.

Baderkhf ,

When i used it for the first time it was good

Now suddenly not all episodes available and you get multiple types of podcasts not related to surgery

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