Original Publication
Open Access

Surgery 101 Podcast: Episodes 41-50

Published: November 16, 2011 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9028

Included in this publication:

  • 41. The Enlarged Lymph Node.m4a
  • 42. Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma.m4a
  • 43. Surgery for Morbid Obesity.m4a
  • 44. Minimally Invasive Surgery.m4a
  • 45. Orthopedic Emergencies.m4a
  • 46. Hemorrhoids.m4a
  • 47. Damage Control Surgery.m4a
  • 48. Enterocutaneous Fistula.m4a
  • 49. Trauma in Pregnancy.m4a
  • 50. Surgical Training.m4a
  • Surgery 101 Instructor's Guide 41-50.doc

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This resource is a series of podcasts intended to serve as brief introductions to and reviews of surgical topics for medical students. The aim was to cover a single topic in 15-20 minutes so that learners could quickly grasp the basic concepts relating to common surgical problems. Learning objectives are provided for each episode; episodes are divided into chapters and conclude with several key points to summarize the topic. This module contains topics/episodes on enlarged lymph node, adult soft-tissue sarcoma, surgery for morbid obesity, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic emergencies, hemorrhoids, damage-control surgery, enterocutaneous fistula, trauma in pregnancy, and surgical training. Surgery 101 has been produced since October 2008; it was created by Dr. Parveen Boora and Dr. Jonathan White and is currently produced by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team with the assistance of the members of the Surgery Department at the University of Alberta.

Educational Objectives

By using these podcasts, learners will be able to receive a brief introduction to and review of common surgical problems.

Author Information

  • Jonathan White, PhD: University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Daniel Birch, MD: University of Alberta
  • Marcia Clark, MD, FRCSC: University of Alberta
  • Chris de Gara, MD, MS: University of Alberta
  • Shahzeer Karmali, MD, FRCSC: University of Alberta
  • Ruth McGaffigan, MD: University of Alberta
  • Dereck Mok, MD: University of Alberta
  • Dan Schiller, MD, MS, FRCSC: University of Alberta

None to report. 

This research was funded by the McCalla Professorship in Research and Teaching, University of Alberta.

Prior Presentations
Boora P, White JS. Practical podcasting for surgeons: from idea to iPod. Workshop presented at: Association for Surgical Education; April 2009; Salt Lake City, UT.

Boora P, White JS. Developing a podcast series to enhance learning in a general surgery clerkship. Poster presented at: Canadian Conference on Medical Education; May 2009; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Jalali A, Boora P, White JS. Practical podcasting 101: from idea to iPod. Workshop presented at: Canadian Conference on Medical Education; May 2009; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Sharma N, White J, Jalali A. Making your first podcast: it’s easier than it sounds. Workshop presented at: International Conference on Residency Education; September 2010; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


White J, Birch D, Clark M, et al. Surgery 101 podcast: episodes 41-50. MedEdPORTAL. 2011;7:9028. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9028