The Educational Clearinghouse of the ASE was established in September, 1983 and is based at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The Clearinghouse serves the traditional function of being a repository for surgical education materials. It collects and distributes information and materials related to numerous topics in surgical education: curriculum models, teaching interventions, performance evaluation techniques and instruments, faculty development materials, and instructional materials such as videotapes and resource books.
#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.
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.
Stefanidis, MD, PhD, Scott, MD, Jones, MD, 2009
#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:
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.
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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. $10.00
#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. $10.00
#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:
#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.
#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, 2nd Edition. Significant changes have recently occurred in both healthcare delivery and in the context and methods in which medicine is taught and learned. At the same time changes in the content and style of delivery of medical education have made it harder for established clinicians to teach in the style to which they were previously accustomed. The Second Edition of this book attempts to bridge the gap between the theoretical aspects of medical education, and its attendant jargon, and the practical delivery of enthusiastic teaching. It will be of great assistance to clinicians especially, and other healthcare teachers in general, in their understanding of contemporary educational principles and will provide practical help for them in the delivery of the variety of teaching situations which characterize present day curricula. 448 pp., 75 ills., John Dent, MD and Ronald Harden, MD, FRCP(Glas), FRPC, FRCSEd. Reviewed in FOCUS, Vol. 23, #4, p. 22.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.