Author Archives: OnSurg

Is Board Certification Meaningful?

    Surgeon Dr. James Barone discusses board certification for surgeons, and the difficulties of proving and policing surgeon competence.

Are new surgeons ready to practice?

  Discussion with Dr. James Barone, a former general surgery program director. Themes: Changes in training have affected readiness for independent practice: work hours and autonomy in training. Challenges to making changes in today’s training programs. “Transition to Practice Fellowship”

Meditoons™ – Tumor Sphincter of Oddi

A good meditoon first establishes the normal anatomy and function, and then shows the development of the disease process. Meditoons are left without audio on purpose. They are meant for the physician to fill in their own narrative.
Our first edition …

Robotics in Urology

Discussion with urologist Dr. Chris Runz on robotics in urology. Themes: changes in residency training programs, fellowship training, adoption of new technology, patient demand, cost.