Surgical Education by Behind The Knife

Episode 523 •

Sep 1

Our oral board review course includes 92 scenarios that meticulously cover 115 SCORE core topics. Each scenario includes two parts. The first part is a perfectly executed oral board scenario that mimics the real thing. Scenarios are 5 to 7 minutes long and include a variety of tactics and styles. If you are able to achieve this level of performance in your preparation you are sure to pass the oral exam with flying colors. The second part introduces high-yield commentary to each scenario. This commentary includes tips and tricks to help you dominate the most challenging scenarios in addition to practical, easy-to-understand teaching that covers the most confusing topics we face as general surgeons. We are confident you will find this unique, dual format approach a highly effective way to prepare for the test.

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Episode 522 •

Aug 29

Our oral board review course includes 92 scenarios that meticulously cover 115 SCORE core topics. Each scenario includes two parts. The first part is a perfectly executed oral board scenario that mimics the real thing. Scenarios are 5 to 7 minutes long and include a variety of tactics and styles. If you are able to achieve this level of performance in your preparation you are sure to pass the oral exam with flying colors. The second part introduces high-yield commentary to each scenario. This commentary includes tips and tricks to help you dominate the most challenging scenarios in addition to practical, easy-to-understand teaching that covers the most confusing topics we face as general surgeons. We are confident you will find this unique, dual format approach a highly effective way to prepare for the test.

Learn more about the Oral Board Review episodes at https://behindtheknife.org/premium/

Please visit behindtheknife.org to access other high-yield surgical education podcasts, videos and more.  

Episode 518 •

Aug 15

We are facing a difficult case tonight: stab wound to the base of the left neck. Hope you know your anatomy well and are ready for a ride. Let’s see how one manages a patient whose injury is life threatening, a challenge to correctly diagnose, approach and repair.

Join Drs. Urréchaga, Neeman, and Rattan from Ryder Trauma Center in Miami as they go through a real case trying to save a life and dominate the day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reviewing thoracic outlet anatomy.
  • Simplifying primary survey and immediate care for penetrating great vessel injuries.
  • Discussing possible surgical approaches for various great vessel injuries, incisions, extensions, tips and tricks.
References
1) Feliciano DV, DuBose JJ. Cardiac, great vessel, and pulmonary injuries. In: Rasmussen TR, Tai NRM, eds. Rich’s Vascular Trauma. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2022: 171-198.
2) Karmy-Jones R, Namias N, Coimbra R, et al. Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: penetrating chest trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;77(6):994-1002.
3) Sperry JL, Moore EE, Coimbra R, et al. Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: penetrating neck trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(6):936-940.
4) Wall MJ, Ghanta RK, Mattox KL. Heart and thoracic vessels. In: Feliciano DV,           Mattox K L, Moore EE, eds. Trauma. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2021: 599-         628.

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If you liked this episode, check out our Big T Trauma Series here: https://behindtheknife.org/podcast-series/big-t-trauma/

Episode 516 •

Aug 8

It’s that time of year- when medical students across the country are preparing their residency applications. The process can be a bit daunting, and there have been a number of changes to process over the past few years. Join our education fellow, Dr. Jessica Millar, and Dr. David Hughes as they review the “nuts and bolts” of this year’s residency application cycle. 
Guests:
David Hughes, MD- Clinical Associate Professor of Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery Residency Program Director- University of Michigan 
Important Dates: 
·      June 8, 2022: ERAS application opens at 9 a.m. ET.
·      August 1, 2022: Supplemental ERAS application opens for applicants.
·      September 7, 2022: Residency applicants may begin submitting ERAS applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.
·      September 16, 2022: Supplemental ERAS application closes for applicants at 5 p.m. ET.
·      September 28, 2022: Residency programs may begin reviewing ERAS applications, MSPEs, and supplemental ERAS application data at 9 a.m. ET.

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If you liked this episode, check out our Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide here: https://behindtheknife.org/podcast-series/medical-student-and-intern-survival-guide/

Episode 513 •

Jul 28

Pilonidal cysts – a simple disease or a sneaky nuanced problem? Drs. Shanaz Hossain,  Patrick Georgoff and Scott Steele sit down to discuss the difficulties encountered in the management of pilonidal cysts and the myriad of treatment options available, ranging from non-operative management to outpatient pit picking to major operations involving flaps.
Dr. Steele dropped his “8 Key Principles for Pilonidal Cyst Management”:
1.    Control Sepsis
2.    Do the Least Amount of Work Possible
3.    Avoid Too Much Excision
4.    Remove All Hair, Un-Roof All Disease, and Debride Granulation Tissue
5.    Use Off-Midline Excision and Closure
6.    Tension Must Be Minimized with Primary Wound Closure
7.    Change the Anatomy – Flatten the Natal Cleft
8.    Never Underestimate the Impact of Postoperative Care
Tune in for detailed insights regarding management and learn about all the options for surgical treatment!
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If you liked this episode, check out our recent episode on Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections here.  
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