OnSurg appreciates the contributions of many people and organizations with whom we share values and goals, including:
The Association of Women Surgeons is an organization committed to supporting the professional and personal needs of female surgeons from residency through retirement. AWS members serve on every standing committee of the American College of Surgeons, and have participated in NIH panels on the Status of Women in Scientific careers. AWS has set up many programs with the specific objective of promoting the professional growth and advancement of female surgeons.
The Surgicon Congress is the meeting for leading surgeons from the entire world on the topic of surgical training—the question about how to educate a surgeon in practical skills. The board of Surgicon consists of a number of highly recognized key opinion leaders from different surgical specialties in the USA, Europe, India, Africa and Australia and New Zealand – from the American College of Surgeons to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The first congress in September 2011 gathered participants from 30 countries on six continents at the Convention Centre (Svenska Mässan) in Göteborg, and is also named “The World Congress on Surgical Training.”
The Trauma Professional’s Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Regions is a Level I Adult Trauma Center, and has partnered with Gillette Children’s Specialty Hospital to become the first Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the Upper Midwest.
School of Surgery is a group of surgeons led by Professor Michael Gough MD (Dean, Yorkshire School of Surgery, UK) and Ravinder Vohra MD PhD (York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK). The core philosophy of the School of Surgery is to deliver the highest standard of care to patients. Central to this is continued medical education. School of Surgery delivers links to the best resources on the world-wide web to provide the non-technical facets to being a surgeon.
Dr Paula Ferrada is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and frequent OnSurg contributor. Dr Ferrada completed residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr Ferrada then completed fellowship training in Trauma and Critical Care at the University of Pittsburg, then in Acute Care Surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland.
Clinical Brain Training is written by Dr Jeff Young. His blog and podcasts are a result of the war games medical training program at UVA. This began in 2003 and eventually included 168 different clinical cases of varying complexity. They worked with 600 residents and students and presented and graded over 2000 simulated cases which resulted in 4 scientific publications.
GlobalCastMD exists to create a low-cost of participation, virtual platform where medical professionals can attend world class medical educational symposia from the comfort of their own home or office and for the smallest fraction of the cost of a live show. Descriptions of their upcoming live webcasts can be found at www.globalcastmd.com.
SurgeryNZ.com is to serve as a growing repository of medical and surgical exam preparation material. It is a free resource. Dr Anubhav Mittal is the founder of SurgeryNZ.