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					Why General Surgery?

   F Balaa M.D. FRCSC
       Career Night
    University of Ottawa
     October 25th 2005
   What is the structure of the
           residency?
                2 core years

5 years

                3 senior years
                    Core years
PGY1
•   General surgery 3 blocks
•   Internal Medicine 2 blocks
•   Orthopedics 1 block
•   Neurosurgery 1 block
•   ICU 1 block
•   ER 1 block
•   Pediatrics 1 block
•   Plastic surgery 1 block
•   GI 1 block
             Core years
PGY2
• General surgery 6 block
• ICU 3 block
• Plastics 3 blocks
Principles of Surgery Exam (POS)
             EXAM
     2 session of 150 mcqs
     ≈ $800
            Senior Years
PGY 3
• General surgery 3 blocks
• Pediatrics 3 blocks
• Vascular 3 blocks
• Ambulatory 3 blocks
            Senior Years
PGY 4
General surgery 6 blocks
Thoracic surgery 3 blocks
Elective 3 blocks
PGY 5 Chief Year
              Senior Years
12 blocks senior resident on general surgery
        EXAM
Royal College FRCSC

 Written 150 mcqs X 2
 Oral 13 cases
 ≈ $3000
              Teaching
Core Program PGY1-PGY2
• Didactic
• Skills


Academic Day PGY1-PGY5
• Grand Rounds
• Didactic Teaching
• Journal Club
• Research Time
             Fellowships
Vascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Hepatobiliary
Critical Care
Trauma
Surgical Oncology
Minimally Invasive Surgery
    So What Happens When I
            Finish
Regain Control!

Community Surgery



Academic Surgery
                    Why
               General Surgery?
An undending process:
Day and Night demands

•   Hard work
•   Excellent judgment
•   Ongoing responsibility
•   Sacrifice & Commitment
    Why Would I chose
    General Surgery?

At least one
 day a week
you go home
knowing you
have the best
  job in the
    world!

				
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