Author Archives: OnSurg

VA Secrets

I’ve worked at a few VA medical centers, including four years at the Phoenix VA. I’d like to report something missed in the media storm. Before spilling secrets, though, I’ll dispense with the non-secrets. Everyone who has entered a VA …

Issues of the Female Surgeon

Video – Op Report with Dr. Paula Ferrada about issues unique to women in surgery.
In my residency training program (’96-’02), the children born to female residents were scheduled for arrival during the research year – when our clinical duties were …

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A Plea to Surgical Educators

I’m an avid consumer of digital surgical education. As such, I request the following of my colleagues who are researchers and/or educators.
Consider yourself a content creator. Your research is just a fraction of what you produce. You lecture spontaneously all day …

Surgical Education and the Content Problem

I gave a whole presentation about surgical education communities (practice video above) with only a small mention of our huge content problem. (The presentation focused on the social and communicative aspect of the evolving surgical education community.)
The great potential of …