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Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training

Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training, the “Gold Book,” is the definitive guide to training surgeons of the future. The breadth and depth of the field of surgery has only expanded in recent years and this manual serves as an authoritative reference for surgical education leaders, as well as a roadmap for residency training programs to ensure educational excellence in the training of surgery residents of all specialties. Experts contributed to every chapter, creating a comprehensive overview of each aspect of surgical education. The book covers the optimal theoretical, educational, and practical resources needed to train surgical residents. This manual is written for surgical faculty and leadership, professional educators, hospital administrators, surgical residents, and anyone involved in surgical resident education and training.

Modeled after the successful 2017 “Red Book” entitled Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety, the "Gold Book" describes the necessary resources to administer a surgical training program that prepares surgeons of the future.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Lead Author: J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, MAMSE
Co-Authors: Jo Buyske, MD, FACS, DABS, and Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS, MAMSE

Chapter 2

Educational Underpinnings and Their Application to Surgery Resident Education
Lead Author: Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE
Co-Authors: James R. Korndorffer, Jr., MD, MHPE, FACS, MAMSE, and Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS

Chapter 3

On Optimal Oversight, Governance, and Management of Graduate Medical Education Programs in Surgery
Lead Author: E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, MAMSE
Co-Authors: L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, MAMSE, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon); Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, MAMSE; Amy N. Hildreth, MD, FACS; Benjamin T. Jarman, MD, FACS; Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS, MAMSE; John R. Potts III, MD, FACS, MAMSE; Linda R. Archer, PhD; Molly Brittain, MEd; Katherine L. Files, MBA; and Mitchell C. Sokolosky, MD

Chapter 4

Core Knowledge for Residency Training
Lead Author: John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, MMA, FACS, MAMSE
Co-Authors: Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, and James C. Hebert, MD, FACS

Chapter 5

Curriculum: Core Professional and Doctoring Skills
Lead Author: Anna M. Ledgerwood, MD, FACS
Co-Authors: Charles E. Lucas, MD, FACS, and J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, MAMSE

Chapter 6

Curriculum: Technical Surgical Skills
Lead Author: Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS, MAMSE, ESA(Hon), SIC(Hon)
Co-Authors: Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE; David V. Feliciano, MD, FACS, MAMSE; Ernest E. “Gene” Moore, MD, FACS, MCCM, FACN, FISS, MAMSE; Mohsen M. Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE; Nathaniel J. Soper, MD, FACS, MAMSE; Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS, FSSH
Consultant: J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, MAMSE

Chapter 7

Curriculum: Non-Technical Skills
Lead Author: Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), MAMSE
Co-Authors: Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, FACS, MAMSE; Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS, MAMSE; Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS; and Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, MAMSE

Chapter 8

Resident Training in Scholarship and Research
Lead Author: Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD, FACS
Co-Authors: Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS, MAMSE; James S. Economou, MD, PhD, FACS; Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS; and Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE

Chapter 9

Curriculum: Quality and Safety: Evaluation, Management, and Improvement
Lead Author: John F. Sweeney, MD, FACS
Co-Authors: Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, FACS; Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS; Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, FRCSC, MBA, FACS, MAMSE; and Brigitte K. Smith, MD, MHPE, FACS, FSVS

Chapter 10

Curriculum: Business and Personal Financial Resource Management
Lead Authors: K. Craig Kent, MD, FACS, MAMSE, and Mark Aeder, MD, MS, FACS
Co-Authors: William G. Cioffi, MD, FACS; Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS; Michael F. Rotondo, MD, FACS; and Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS

Chapter 11

The Surgeon as Advocate
Lead Author: Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), MAMSE
Co-Authors: Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS; Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS; Amy E. Liepert, MD, FACS; Christian Shalgian; and Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, MAMSE

Chapter 12

Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation Resources
Lead Author: John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS
Co-Authors: Thomas H. Cogbill, MD, FACS; Gerald M. Fried, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FCAHS, MCS; Paola Fata, MD; and Daniel J. Vargo, MD, FACS

Chapter 13

Lead Author: Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
Co-Authors: Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS, MAMSE; Christian Miguel de Virgilio, MD, FACS; Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS; and Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS

Chapter 14

Faculty and Trainee Expectations
Lead Author: Melina R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA
Co-Authors: Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS, MAMSE, and Muneera R. Kapadia, MD, MME, FACS, FASCRS

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Editors: David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS; Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS; Lewis M. Flint, MD, FACS; and J. David Richardson, MD, FACS
Co-Editors: Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH; Tara M. Oremland, MS; Diane S. Schneidman; Jacob R. Williams, MPH; Rachel Williams Newman, MS; and Katie F. McCauley

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