The ASE offers the following resources to its members.
- Surgery Clerkship Curricular and Teaching Materials
- Educational Research
- Faculty Development
- Materials by Non-ASE Members
Surgery Clerkship Curricular and Teaching Materials
#01.015 Surgical Educators’ Handbook. Developed by the ASE Curriculum Committee, this handbook was written by surgical educators for surgeons, residents and all others dealing with surgical education. Designed in a case-based format, the editors compiled a set of FAQs that were answered by the contributors. These were grouped into sections on Faculty Development, Research in Education, Essentials for Residency Program Directors, Student & Resident Assessment, Essentials for Clerkship Directors and Curriculum/Teaching. All chapters are followed by references and/or resources. 176 pp., 2002.
#01.017 Surgical Simulation: Box-Trainer to the Human Simulator. This DVD set is a recording of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) Simulation Committee Workshop “The Current Status and Future of Surgical Simulation: From the Box-Trainer to the Human Simulator” and provides guidelines for running a successful skills laboratory, for implementing effective skills curricula and augmenting them, for incorporating patient simulation and team training into the surgery curriculum. The Educational Institute requirements of the American College of Surgeons are referenced, the modules of the APDS national skills curriculum are presented and the resources and personnel needed are identified.
- to identify the needs of a skills center/ lab, provide suggestions for its success and address the Educational Institute requirements of the ACS
- to present the APDS national skills curriculum modules, address their strengths and weaknesses, and identify the resources needed for their implementation
- to explore the important elements of a simulator skills curriculum and provide evidence-based guidelines for effective proficiency-based training
- to discuss the principles of team training and provide guidelines for implementation
- to provide insight into future directions of simulation, skills training and research
The DVD is divided in two 90 minute sessions, one focusing on procedural skills and one on patient simulation and team training. Target audience includes surgeons and other health care providers interested in simulation. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts in the field and exchange ideas. At the end of this workshop, the newly acquired knowledge will allow participants to improve their skills laboratories and develop effective simulator curricula for their residents and students.
Shawn T. Tsuda, MD
James R. Korndorffer, Jr, MD
Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Gary L. Dunnington, MD
Daniel J. Scott, MD
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS
Gerald M. Fried, MD, FRCSC
Russell D. Dumire, MD
Kinga Powers, MD, PhD
Giselle G. Hamad, MD
Nancy J. Hogle, BSN, RN
James S. Gregory, MD
John T. Paige, MD
Neal E. Seymour, MD
Stefanidis, MD, PhD, Scott, MD, Jones, MD, 2009
This DVD set can be ordered directly from Cine-Med at http://cine-med.com/index.php?nav=surgery&id=ASE100.
#01.018 Surgery 101 Podcasts. This is a series of 10-15 minute podcasts intended for use by medical students during their Surgery clerkships. These were presented as a workshop at the 2009 ASE Annual Meeting. Topics covered include:
- Bowel obstruction
- Colon cancer
- Breast cancer
- GI bleeding
- Thyroid masses
We plan to expand the series to cover other topics in General Surgery and Specialty Surgery.
Podcasts can be downloaded for free at ‘Surgery 101’ podcasts on the iTunes Music Store (requires iTunes).
More information can be found at http://surgery101.libsyn.com/
All podcasts are provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License(http://creativecommons.org).
J White, MD P Boora, MD, University of Alberta, 2009
#01.019 Textbook of Simulation: Skills and Team Training . This book provides an excellent review of current technology and its application to curricula in the skills lab, including a comprehensive section on use of simulators in specialty training applications such as colorectal, pediatrics, trauma, and more.
The Textbook of Simulation: Skills and Team Training book was created out of a need identified by the Association for Surgical Education Committee on Simulation, for a resource that provided information on the types of simulation technology available, the role of simulators in surgical education, and establishing skills training centers. Background on the ACS/APDS Surgical Skills Curriculum for Residents is also included.
- Hard cover
- 65 chapters
- 103 Contributing authors
- 864 pages
ITEM # SIM100 PRICE $365
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#02.003 Guide for Researchers in Surgical Education This guide is designed to meet the needs of those who work among surgeons and surgical trainees, who embrace the scientific method in their quest to improve the educational process. In addition to content on research design, execution, and analysis, the book also includes information on various types of research design, and use of simulation in surgical education research. There is also a chapter on one of the most important topics involving educational research – funding. Jeannette Capella, MD, MEd, Steven J. Kasten, MD, Susan Steinemann, MD, Laura Torbeck, PhD, 238 pp., 2010. $35.00
This can be ordered directly through Cine-Med at 800-253-7657 or at www.cine-med.com.
#03.008 The Objective Structured Clinical Examination Written by the ASE Testing and Evaluation Committee, this second edition’s objective is to summarize the state-of-the-art in the use of the OSCE in the United States and Canada. The manual provides an overview of how to develop and administer an OSCE, how to provide early feed back and a discussion on measurement considerations. 116 pp., 2001.
#04.013 Nurses in Surgical Education Reference Manual This manual was developed by the ASE Nurses in Surgical Education Committee for departmental chairs and clerkship directors who are interested in incorporating nurses to assist faculty with medical/surgical education. It includes educational roles of nurses within surgical education; rank, tenure and promotion issues; minimal qualifications, salary ranges, etc. 19 pp., Leeper, et al. 2003.
#04.018 Teaching PortfolioThis brief paper provides faculty members with an organized approach for documenting educationally-related activities effort and effectiveness.
The Portfolio has four sections:
- Reflective Statement
- Introductory Statement
- Material representative of teaching practices
- Appendix: Evaluative material
5 pages. by Hilary Sanfey, MD, University of Virginia, 2006.
#04.021 A Guidebook for Coordinating a Surgical ClerkshipThe purpose of this handbook is to serve as a guide and resource for an individual responsible for the coordination of a surgical education program. The handbook will discuss the necessary skills and abilities it takes to run a successful and enjoyable clerkship for medical students. It will also provide some ideas on how to attract and retain students’ interest in surgery.
31 pages. ASE Committee on Clerkship Coordinators, 2014.
Materials by NON-ASE Members
#06.031 Guidebook for Clerkship Directors, 4th Edition, Alliance for Clinical Education. The 4th edition of the Guidebook for Clerkship Directors represents the collaborative effort of the eight member organizations of the Alliance for Clinical Education and reflects the knowledge and experience of its many authors, all of whom are devoted to medical student education. The Guidebook offers both new and experienced medical school clerkship directors high?level and often detailed information and guidance on the best ways to organize a clerkship, develop and evaluate a curriculum, implement that curriculum and evaluate the students’ performances within those curricula. Others interested in or already involved in undergraduate medical education will also benefit from the book’s content, with its focus on professional development and personal career development.
In addition to updating the materials in chapters carried over from the 3rd edition, this edition adds chapters on advising and mentoring of students, nurturing professionalism, incorporating basic sciences into clinical experiences, developing residents as teachers, developing and teaching clinical reasoning, longitudinal integrated medical education, the fourth year and subinternships, simulation, and developing residents as teachers.
Copies can be ordered at Gegensatz Press at http://www.gegensatzpress.com/4th-ace-guidebook.html 2012.
#06.033 A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers, 4th Edition. This Fourth Edition of the highly praised Practical Guide for Medical Teachers provides a bridge between the theoretical aspects of medical education and the delivery of enthusiastic and effective teaching in basic science and clinical medicine. Healthcare professionals are committed teachers and this book is a practical guide to help them maximise their performance. John Dent, MD and Ronald Harden, MD, FRCP(Glas), FRPC, FRCSEd.
This publication can be ordered directly from Elsevier either through their website, www.us.elsevierhealth.com
Price $65.21 (25% discount)
#06.034 Intuition and Metacognition in Medical Education; Keys to Developing Expertise. Written for medical educators-from medical school faculty to the most self-reflective residents-this book will teach students and interns how to extrapolate lessons from experience and integrate learning and practice. It will help them to think more clearly and thoroughly about what they read, hear, and learn on a day-to-day basis and thus become more informed and humanistic doctors.
Chapter Titles include: An Emerging Paradigm for Medical Education, Developing Expertise as the Aim of Medical Education, Metacognitive Capabilities, The Role of Intuition, Clinical Expertise: A Blend of Intuition and Metacognition, Clinical Problem-solving, Communication and the Physician-Patient Relationship, Professionalism Teaching Expertise, Self-Directed Learning Strategies, Planning and Controlling the Learning Process, A New Curricular Paradigm for Medical Education.
151 pp., Mark Quirk, EdD, Springer Publishing, 2006.
This publication can be ordered directly from Springer Publishing at www.springerpub.com. ISBN #0-8261-0213-1. Price $45.00.
#06.035 Coaching Standardized Patients for Use in the Assessment of Clinical Competence. In today’s medical education curriculum it is necessary for students to learn the proper techniques for taking medical histories, performing physical exams, and the appropriate way to educate and inform patients. The best way for a student to learn these skills is through hands-on training with a Standardized Patient (SP). This type of training allows students to grasp concepts more quickly and enables faculty physicians to directly observe student’s progress and asses their need for further instruction.
As with any tool that is used for teaching, assessment, and certification, it is easier to provide the best service when there are general guidelines for preparers to follow. This handbook is intended as that guide and as a support for those who are involved in training Standardized Patients, from the art of coaching through preparing SP’s for the physical exam, to encourage each coach to develop a system that will deliver the best results and, in the end, help train the most competent doctors.
The book is divided into two sections: Coaching Competencies: Developing the Skill Sets Needed for Coaching Standardized Patients and Training Procedures: Finding and Training the Standardized Patients
352 pp., Peggy Wallace, PhD, Springer Publishing, 2006.
This publication can be ordered directly from Springer Publishing at www.springerpub.com. ISBN #0-8261-0224-7.
#06.036 Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) Published eight times a year in print, online, or CD-ROM, SRGS is a unique surgical education resource. It provides convenience by eliminating unnecessary articles and the need to search the literature. An in-depth, topic-specific analysis of the surgical literature and selected full-text articles come in one convenient publication. An optional continuing medical education (CME) program can be used to satisfy requirements for maintenance of certification, licensure, and privileges.
Must be ordered directly from the publisher’s website, http://www.facs.org/srgs/.
#06.037 A Few Small Moments may be thought of as memoir written in the form of short stories. The author, Carol Scott-Conner MD PhD, is professor of surgery and former Head of Surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She was the second woman in the history of American surgery to attain the position of chair of a major department of surgery. These stories are set in the surgical service of a major teaching hospital. Each story explores a “few small moments” in the intimate space in which surgeon and patient, surgeon and colleague, or professor and student come together. The book concludes with a section for students interested in pursuing a career in surgery.
205 pp, Carol Scott-Connor, MD, PhD, Rachel Lord Press, 2011.
This book can be ordered directly from this link to Amazon.com..