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RESOURCES (B4)

2012

PRE-SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE
STANDARD B4: RESOURCES
"There must be sufficient resources including teaching faculty, the number and variety of
patients, physical and technical resources, as well as the supporting facilities and services
necessary to provide the opportunity for all residents in the program to achieve the educational
objectives and receive full training as defined by the Royal College specialty training
requirements."
Program

General Surgical Oncology

University
Date of Review (month/year)
Sites Participating in this Program:

Where the resources to provide "full training" are not available at the sponsoring university, several
different types of interuniversity affiliations may be negotiated. It should be noted that the exchange of
residents between two fully accredited programs does not require an interuniversity affiliation.

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1. Teaching Faculty
List by teaching site the members of the teaching faculty who have a major role in this program, including members from other
departments. In indicating a subspecialty, use as a criterion whether he or she is considered by colleagues as a subspecialist and
functions academically and professionally as one.
Teaching Site

Name

University Rank

Specialty
Qualifications

Subspecialty
(If any)

What percentage of faculty listed above have been practising in the subspecialty:

2.

< 15 years

> 25 years

General Resources in General Surgical Oncology


TABLE I
General Surgical Oncology Data
(Statistics for the Last Complete Year)
NAME OF INSTITUTION

Total General Surgical Oncology Clinic Visits


Total Surgical Beds
Total General Surgical Oncology Beds
Number General Surgical Oncology Surgical
Admissions
Number General Surgical Oncology
Non-Surgical Admissions

Nature of Interaction with Resident


(e.g. clinical, teaching, research)

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Number Clinic Consultations


Number Hospital Consultations

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a)

SURGICAL PROCEDURES

SURGERY
Number Head and Neck Cancers
Number Thyroid Cancer
Number Breast
Cancer

Total mastectomy
Partial mastectomy

Number Esophageal Cancer


Number Gastric Cancer
Number Pancreatic Cancer
Number Bile Duct Cancer
Number Hepatomas
Number Metastatic Hepatic Cancers
Hepatectomies - partial
Hepatectomies - wedge resection
Number Colon Cancers
Number Rectal Cancers
Number
Gastrointestinal
Procedures
Number Gynecologic
Procedures

Gastrostomy
Colostomy
Enterostomy
Oophorectomy
Other

NAME OF INSTITUTION

2012

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Cystectomy
Number Urologic
Procedures

Ileal conduit
Other

Number Skin Cancers, especially


Melanomas
Number Soft Tissue Sarcomas

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DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

NAME OF INSTITUTION

Number Aspiration Needle Biopsies of:


a) Head and Neck Cancer
b) Thyroid Cancer
c) Breast Cancer
d) Lymph Nodes
e) Other
Number Endoscopies
a) Stomach
b) Colorectal
c) Pancreatobiliary (ERCP)
d) Laparoscopy
Number Open Biopsies
- Incisional
- Excisional

3.

Clinical Instruction and Facilities for General Surgical Oncology


Describe the facilities available for the evaluate and management of General Surgical Oncology problems and the role and experience of
the individual resident in this area.

4.

Associated Specialties

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Radiotherapy
i)

Is there an accredited residency program in Radiation Oncology?


YES

NO

ii) Outline the resources in regard to radiotherapy equipment, simulators, dosimetry, etc. and other facilities concerned with radiation.
Describe the organization for teaching of residents and the availability of teachers, particularly radiation oncologists

b)

Medical Oncology
i)

Is there an accredited residency program in Medical Oncology?


YES

NO

ii) Outline the resources available in Medical Oncology (i.e., out-patient treatment facilities, investigation facilities, research facilities,
Medical Oncology residency program, etc.)

c)

Describe the integration of the above programs with the 2-year program in General Surgical Oncology.

5.

Special Clinics
List any special clinics available to the residents, (i.e., endoscopy, chemotherapy, etc.)

Special Clinics

6.

Description of Patients

Regional Program (Extramural)

Number of
Sessions

Resident Participation
Observer

Active

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Describe the resident's involvement in the extramural component of the regional General Surgical Oncology program including all relevant
aspects of clinical care, education, communication and administration.

7.

External Programs
Describe any programs not attached to the teaching hospitals that provide opportunities for CLINICAL experience on either a mandatory
or elective basis.

8.

Supporting Clinical Services


Identify other departments, divisions and services that provide training for residents in General Surgical Oncology. Describe the
objectives and the arrangements for training of residents in these supporting services (e.g., Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, I.C.U.,
I.C.S., biostatistics, epidemiology, Pathology, etc.)

9.

Consultations

a)

What is the general surgical oncology resident's involvement with patients of general surgeons and family physicians?

b)

How do you ensure that the residents see a variety of patients?

c)

Does the resident normally write the consultation report?

10. Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Training


Does the resident have access to and participate in the patient management of acutely ill patients in the adult ICU and/or SICU?
YES
NO
Will training be given in these areas? If YES, describe.

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YES

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NO

11. Information Resources


a) Do residents have free 24/7 access to on-line libraries, journals and other educational resources? YES
or Partially, please explain.

b) Do residents have adequate space to carry out their daily work? YES

NO

Partially

If No

NO

c) Are technical resources required for patient care duties located in the work setting? YES

NO

d) Do facilities allow resident skills to be observed and do they allow for confidential discussions?
YES
NO
12. Summary of Adequacy of Resources
Comment on the adequacy of the resources in the overall clinical program, with particular reference to the relationship between such
resources and the number of residents dependent upon them. Include consideration of the following questions:
Are there significant areas where the workload of the teachers (clinical care, undergraduate teaching, etc.) is such as to affect
adversely the continuous supervision and instruction of residents in General Surgical Oncology?

Are the number of oncology patients available sufficient to provide for the oncology training from other programs, such as the
residency program in General Surgery, without adverse effects on the training of residents in General Surgical Oncology, and
vice-versa?

Detail the clinical responsibility provided to General Surgical Oncology residents patient care relative to those responsibilities
provided to the chief resident on the surgical service in your training institution.

Editorial revisions - February 2012

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