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Western University COMP-NW Surgery Journal Club

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Austin B George, Abbie Schuster, Stephen D Helmer, Rachel M Drake, Beryl Silkey, Therese E Cusick, Jacqueline S Osland, Alex D Ammar
BACKGROUND: Some medical school training consists of oral examinations. METHODS: We conducted a 9-year review of third-year medical student examinations including oral examinations, National Board of Medical Examiners Surgery Subject Examination (SSE, ie, shelf), and United States Medical Licensing Examinations Step 1 and Step 2. RESULTS: Step 1 showed a moderate to strong association with Period 1 orals (Somers' D = .297, P < .001), but not Period 2 orals (Somers' D = ...
December 2014: American Journal of Surgery
Michael N Mavros, George C Velmahos, Andreas Larentzakis, Daniel Dante Yeh, Peter Fagenholz, Marc de Moya, David R King, Jarone Lee, Haytham M A Kaafarani
BACKGROUND: Little evidence exists regarding the characteristics of intraoperative adverse events (iAEs). METHODS: Administrative data, the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Project, and systematic review of operative reports were used to confirm iAEs in abdominal surgery patients. Standard American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Project data were supplemented with variables including injury type/organ, phase of operation, adhesions, repair type, and intraoperative consultations...
October 2014: American Journal of Surgery
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