Affiliation: University of Toronto
- Randomized controlled trial of virtual reality simulator training: transfer to live patientsJason Park
Faculty of Medicine, Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth St, 1ES 565, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
Am J Surg 194:205-11. 2007..Simulators have been widely suggested to help prepare residents for live clinical experience. We assessed a computer-based colonoscopy simulator for effective transfer of skills to live patients...
- Patient care is a collective responsibility: perceptions of professional responsibility in surgeryJason Park
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Surgery 142:111-8. 2007..The objective of this study was to use a qualitative methodology to explore how professional responsibilities are perceived by surgical trainees and faculty in the current academic environment...
- Why are women deterred from general surgery training?Jason Park
Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3A 1R9
Am J Surg 190:141-6. 2005..This study explored the factors contributing to the low application rates to general surgery (GS) residency by female students and compared perceptions of GS between students and female surgeons...
- Longer waiting times for patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery are not associated with decreased survivalRamzi M Helewa
The University of Manitoba, Department of Surgery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
J Surg Oncol 108:378-84. 2013..Wait times are a growing concern in Canada's publicly-funded healthcare system. We sought to determine if increased wait times for colorectal cancer (CRC) treatments resulted in worse outcomes...
- Does geography influence the treatment and outcomes of colorectal cancer? A population-based analysisRamzi M Helewa
Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, AE101 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9, Canada
World J Surg Oncol 11:140. 2013..We sought to determine if regional differences existed in the quality of colorectal cancer care in a publicly funded health care system...
- Observation, reflection, and reinforcement: surgery faculty members' and residents' perceptions of how they learned professionalismJason Park
Department of Surgery and the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Acad Med 85:134-9. 2010....
- Differences in the perceived impact of sleep deprivation among surgical and non-surgical residentsSarah I Woodrow
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Med Educ 42:459-67. 2008..However, individuals' ability to recognise the effects of sleep deprivation has not been studied in medical education. We examined the perceived impact of sleep deprivation among different groups of postgraduate medical trainees...
- Teaching suturing and knot-tying skills to medical students: a randomized controlled study comparing computer-based video instruction and (concurrent and summary) expert feedbackGeorge J Xeroulis
Department of Surgery, and the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, CRE at the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Surgery 141:442-9. 2007....
- Construct validity of computer-assisted assessment: quantification of movement processes during a vascular anastomosis on a live porcine modelRyan Brydges
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave, Level 2, Room 250, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, Canada
Am J Surg 193:523-9. 2007..Movement processes for 2 different suturing techniques within a single surgical task were quantified...
- A better lifestyle during surgical clerkship may not increase application rates to general surgerySamuel Minor
Department of Surgery, Queen s University, Kingston General Hospital, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2V7, Canada
World J Surg 31:607-11; discussion 612. 2007..This study tests the hypothesis that a better lifestyle during general surgery clerkship correlates with a higher application rate to general surgery...
- Structured operative reporting: a randomized trial using dictation templates to improve operative reportingLawrence M Gillman
Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Am J Surg 199:846-50. 2010..Few studies have addressed the quality of dictated operative reports (ORs). This study documents changes in resident dictation after the introduction of a standardized OR template...
- Resident training and the dictated operative report: a national perspectiveLawrence M Gillman
The Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Can J Surg 53:246-50. 2010..Using a nationwide survey, we aimed to determine the current status of operative dictation training in Canada...
- A study of career choice patterns among Canadian medical studentsSam Minor
Department of Surgery, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Am J Surg 186:182-8. 2003..The number of students pursuing general surgery (GS) has declined in Canada. The reasons for this, and program directors' (PDs) perception of it, are unclear...
- Structured assessment format for evaluating operative reports in general surgeryAshley Vergis
Section of General Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Am J Surg 195:24-9. 2008..This study determined the construct validity, interrater reliability, and internal consistency of a Structured Assessment Format for Evaluating Operative Reports (SAFE-OR) in general surgery...
- Patient expectations of functional outcomes after rectal cancer surgery: a qualitative studyJason Park
1Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 2Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 3Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 4Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 5Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dis Colon Rectum 57:151-7. 2014..Rectal cancer patients' expectations of health and function may affect their disease- and treatment-related experience, but how patients form expectations of postsurgery function has received little study...
- S.T.A.R.T.T.: development of a national, multidisciplinary trauma crisis resource management curriculum-results from the pilot courseMarkus T Ziesmann
From the Department of Surgery M T Z, J P, L M G, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba Department of Surgery S W, J D P G, P T E, and Division of Critical Care Medicine P B, University of Alberta, Edmonton and Departments of Surgery J B K and Critical Care Medicine J B K, C G B, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Department of Surgery M H, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Department of Emergency Medicine C H, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario and Department of Surgery P F, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:753-8. 2013..Here, we describe the development and evaluation of a national multidisciplinary trauma CRM curriculum...
- Geographical disparities of rectal cancer local recurrence and outcomes: a population-based analysisRamzi M Helewa
Department of Surgery, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Dis Colon Rectum 56:850-8. 2013..Challenges exist in providing high-quality cancer treatments to populations spread over large geographical areas. Local recurrence of rectal cancer is a complicated clinical problem associated with high morbidity and mortality...
- A comparison of single- and multiple-stage approaches to teaching laparoscopic suturingAdam Dubrowski
Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Surgery, The University of Toronto, The Wilson Centre, 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton South 1E 583, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C5
Am J Surg 193:269-73. 2007..This study assessed the effects of learning laparoscopic knot-tying through a series of progressively more difficult steps versus learning the skill in full complexity...
- Quantification of motion characteristics and forces applied to tissues during suturingAdam Dubrowski
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, Canada
Am J Surg 190:131-6. 2005..The aim of this study was to determine, through detailed analyses, whether specific process measures of hand motions and forces imposed on tissues during suturing were sensitive to (1) practice and (2) levels of surgical expertise...
- Construct validity of individual and summary performance metrics associated with a computer-based laparoscopic simulatorJustin D Rivard
Department of Surgery, St Boniface General Hospital, University of Manitoba, 3rd Floor Z Block, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2A6, Canada
Surg Endosc 28:1921-8. 2014..We assessed the construct validity of individual performance metrics on the LapVR simulator (Immersion Medical, San Jose, CA, USA) and used these data to create task-specific summary metrics...
- Continuity of care of colorectal cancer survivors at the end of treatment: the oncology-primary care interfaceJeffrey J Sisler
Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba, 2038 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E 0V9
J Cancer Surviv 6:468-75. 2012..This study examines at a population level how colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors evaluate the continuity and quality of their follow-up care after treatment, particularly for those in the care of a primary care provider (PCP)...
- Point: developing a curriculum in clinical pathologyEline T Luning Prak
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
Clin Chem 52:969-71. 2006
- Laboratory-based vascular anastomosis training: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of bench model fidelity and level of training on skill acquisitionRavi S Sidhu
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
J Vasc Surg 45:343-9. 2007..Previous research suggests that low-fidelity models may be adequate for novice learners. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of model fidelity and surgical expertise on the acquisition of vascular anastomosis skill...
- Surgeon's core values: legitimizing the team concept in surgeryJason Park
Nat Clin Pract Urol 4:635. 2007