Dr. Kathleen Berfield, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Seattle VA, takes Woo Do and Kevin Kniery through 4 mock oral board scenarios.
The President of the Association for Surgical Education (Dr. Amalia Cochran) and Chair of the Committee on Graduate Surgical Education (Dr. Mo Shabahang) explore the future of surgical education (competency-based training that departs from traditional time-in-service models) and share their insights on helping struggling residents.
Dr. Alex Eastman, Trauma Medical Director at Parkland, draws from his experience as a trauma surgeon and police officer to discuss how leaders can "bring calm to chaos" in the midst of disasters, active shooter scenarios, and challenging cases in the OR.
We also welcome guest interviewer George Edward (GEB) Black, chief resident at Madigan Army Medical Center and future trainee of Dr. Eastman at UT Southwestern's rigorous trauma fellowship.
Dr. Thomas Scalea, Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, describes what makes Shock a unique institution, relates his frustrations with recurrent violence in Baltimore, regales us with tales of maximally invasive surgery, walks us through the management of retrohepatic vena caval injuries, and reveals which injury patterns still raise his sphincter tone.
Violence Intervention Program:
This week we sit down with Dr. Eric Johnson and Dr. Anjali Kumar and discuss the most recent Tripartite ASCRS Meeting in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Kumar served at this years Program Co-Chair and Symposium Director and Dr. Johnson will be serving as next year's Program Chair in Nashville, TN.
In the podcast, we discuss the many highlights from the conference including everything from those highly debated topics to symposiums on new, developing procedures in colorectal surgery.
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kumar encourage everyone to get involved and by joining you will have access to the slides and lectures in the near future (free for residents!).
We can't make all the conferences, but this is definitely a great way to stay informed!
In this episode of BTK we discuss the ongoing Comparative Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA). Dr. David Flum heading this multicenter study with aims to truly determine the appropriate use of antibiotics in the treatment of appendicitis.
This is an often discussed topic, so get back up to date on the current literature and current works in this controversial field of study!
Great overview and hoping for a look at some of the prelim data soon!
CODA Website Below
This week on BTK we sit down with Jim Dahle, ER physician and founder of the popular website and book "The White Coat Investor". Dr. Dahle walks us through an important and often overwhelming part of every physician's life - investing, insurance, and financial planning. Dr. Dahle breaks down the important points that all physicians will encounter throughout their career. We learned a lot and I'm sure you all will as well!
This podcast is only a small taste of the of the world of financial planning for physicians so we do recommend checking out The White Coat Investor website below and if you are in for a good read, check out The White Coat Investor book!
COL (ret) George E. Peoples, MD, FACS recently retired from 30 years of active duty as a surgeon and research scientist in the military. He is the Founder and Director of Cancer Insight as well as the Cancer Vaccine Development Program (CVDP).
On this podcast we talk with Dr. Peoples after giving grand rounds to discuss his past and current work in cancer vaccines development. He explains his research in way so the new medical student to a veteran researcher can understand. He also gives great advice in getting research started and overcoming the inherent barriers to research.
Dr. Jeffrey Lee from MD Anderson joins BTK this week!
Department Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
We talk about Dr. Lee's research in melanoma, work up of adrenal masses and then discuss the specifics of multiple approaches to perform adrenalectomies. Dr. Lee gives a great rundown of a laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy! We are working to get a video to place on our website to allow listeners to follow along!
We appreciate all of the suggestions/recommendations that we receive. Thank you all for your support!
Quick hits for those ABSITE hernia questions. Once again we apologize for the audio quality, but unfortunately we were recording 100s of miles apart!
One more great episode coming to get you warmed up to crush the test!
Another great ABSITE Review! Dr. Martin joins us once again to review Fluids, Electrolytes, and the terrifying Acid/Base!
Quick hits and tips to get you through these questions!
We do apologize for the overall audio quality! We were spread out over a couple states and sometimes talk over one another.
Hernias are coming next!
In this episode we are reviewing the “Stomach”. Joined by another guest and fellow resident Rowan Sheldon, Jason and John take on a topic that’s not only highly tested, but also very relevant to every day practice.
Enjoy! We are going to knock out a few more out in the near future as the ABSITE is closing in!
Dr. Martin joins us once again (we think he just enjoys pimping us) to go over three important topics. Bariatrics is becoming more common on the ABSITE every year and as always spleen and pancreas are also very common!
We will be publishing a few more in the next weeks to come to really cram it in before the ABSITE!
Once again, thanks again to Dr. Martin to taking time out of his busy schedule to join us for review. Please take time to check out the EAST TRAUMACAST available on iTunes to really drive these trauma points home.
This week back with out ABSITE review and give everyone our first basic science review. Probably not every surgical resident's favorite topic to study, but we sort through the weeds to get you the highlights and most tested information!
A special thanks again to Dr. Nathan Aranson for joining us on the podcast to give his expertise and experience with this cumbersome topic!
Next week back with a clinical review!
Send us your suggestions!
Finally getting started with our Absite Review Series! We plan to hit on many of the highly tested topics for each system. Not a comprehensive review, but should certainly get you a few more points come test day!
Starting off with the Esophagus!!
Send us what you want to hear since we don't have any particular order to our review series! Also if you have recommendations regarding the format of our review, please also send them our way as well!
On this episode of BTK we put new residents under the knife with Dr. Drew Shirley proctoring.
Dr. Shirley is an Assistant Professor of the Division Surgical Oncology at THE Ohio State University.
He is joined by Dr. Kara Rossfeldt an R4 at Ohio State and also Dr. Amy Gore an R4 at Rutgers. Thanks again to our brave volunteers and also Dr. Shirley for taking time out of his busy schedule to help present a few great scenarios!
Listen to see if you can conquer the scenario!
Oral Boards Part Deux!
This week on BTK we sit down again with Dr. Blatnik and run through some realistic oral board scenarios. We take our shot at two unique scenarios each and then Dr. Blatnik gives his excellent analysis afterwards.
Next week we plan to have two additional scenarios (maybe some guest residents??) to help listeners through the daunting process and allow them to become familiar with this important milestone in their surgical career.
Disclaimer: These scenarios are not associated with ABS and the oral board exam. We received permission from the ABS to do this specific podcast. Please email us with any questions!
In Part 1 of our discussion on dual physician marriages, these two married, medical professionals describe the ups and down, ins and outs, and give us recommendations regarding how to navigate the often chaotic world of a dual physician (or dual professional) relationship.
Please join us on this unique podcast discussing a topic that is not commonly discussed despite being an important aspect of many medical professionals!
Sandip Vasavada, MD, serves as the Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute.
Pauravi Vasavada, MD serves as the Assistant Professor of Radiology at CWRU School of Medicine University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital Cleveland an she is also the Division Head of Pediatric radiology.
Our next episode on this topic will be released soon!
This week on BTK, we sit down with guest Dr. Steven Curley and return guest (and prior fellow of Dr. Curley's) Dr. Vance Sohn to discuss another interesting topic in the world of surgical oncology. Dr. Steven Curley is an exceptional surgeon and academic resulting in an excellent interview.
In this podcast he discusses his research in nanoparticles and radio-frequency devices. He then dives into a discussion on management of colorectal liver metastasis and finally he walks us through his "1 Hour Hepatectomy."
A few more upcoming surgical oncology topics coming your way in the near future! Send us any ideas that you have!
This week on BTK we are joined by Dr. Darrell Cass from Texas Children's Hospital. We dive into an unfamiliar and very interesting topic on fetal surgery to include Dr. Cass' experiences with conjoined twins and "everyday" intrauterine surgery. Dr. Cass not only describes this topic in great detail, but does so in a way that allows listeners to truly understand the technical, ethical, and social aspects of the procedure! We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we did recording it!
Also, we are consolidating all of the episode recommendations we have been receiving and starting to work through them one by one. Keep sending them our way!!
Repeat guest, accomplished surgeon and Pulitzer prize nominee Dr. Charles Brunicardi joins BTK once again to discuss his exceptional background. Dr. Brunicardi talks on how he balanced the world of medicine and still pursued his other passion of musical art and acting!
He dives into his current research on genomics, tips and tricks on pancreatic mass enucleation, and how music still changes his life.
Dr. Brunicardi is an intriguing man and great speaker. We hope you enjoy!
This is our second podcast on the topic of Global Surgery. During this episode, we talk with Dr. Robert Riviello from Brigham and Women's hospital on his experiences with global surgery and even more specifically Dr. Riviello's dedication to the specialty, which also, indirectly, includes his family. We are sure you will be impressed with him just as much as we were while interviewing!
Send your suggestions our way if you have them!
A long awaited episode this week on Global Surgery. World renown global surgeons John Meara and Mark Shrime join us to talk about the evolving world of Global Surgery including its past, present and future! This new and evolving specialty is taking hold in the General Surgery world and these gentlemen and leading the cause.
Listen to the end because Dr. Meara then gives a great outline on the Lancet Commission and the "Bellweather Procedures" that everyone interested in Global Surgery should know!
We have one other global surgery episode with Dr. Reviello that we will publish in the near future and hopefully more to come!
Keep sending your suggestions our way!!
Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 2: Dr. Gary Timmerman
Experienced rural/academic surgeon Dr. Gary Timmerman joins us for the second half of our podcast on rural surgery. He discusses how he got involved with rural surgery and why he is still in love with surgery today. He also touches on some great points on why its important to emphasize rural surgery in medical training as well as how we make sure these smaller hospital centers can provide equivalent care to the large hospital centers around the country.
Enjoy and send any other suggestions our way!
Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 1: Dr. Tyler Hughes
Our goal for this two part episode on rural surgery is to give listeners insight into the practice of surgery in rural setting. Many find this area of surgery foreign as many medical schools don't emphasize rural surgery in their curriculum and many academic teaching facilities are focused in urban areas with little exposure to this world.
Dr. Tyler Hughes walks us through his career from moving from a metro area to small town USA and why he decided to stick around. More importantly, we also discuss the need for rural surgeons and the advantages/disadvantages of practicing in this environment.
We hope it is as eye opening for you as it was for us!
Next week we will talk with Dr. Gary Timmerman on his experiences in rural surgery. Enjoy!