over and new surgeons are turned loose to practice their art, somehow ... Taken,
with slight modifications, from the introduction of “The Making of a Surgeon”.
How do you make a surgeon? Not by the preliminaries, … but by the five, six or seven years that someone spends after medical school learning the surgical trade. Exactly what happens in this apprenticeship period that transforms that someone…? It’s not an easy question to answer. The transformation is a slow process marked by a little more dexterity on one case, a slight improvement in judgment on another, a bit more confidence on a third. Not big jumps, just small steps forward. But when it’s all over and new surgeons are turned loose to practice their art, somehow they’re ready. They have to be. Taken, with slight modifications, from the introduction of “The Making of a Surgeon” by William A. Nolen, MD.
Vision Working together for excellence in specialty medicine for healthy Canadians. Mission The Royal College is dedicated to excellence in specialty medical care, the highest standards in medical education and lifelong learning, and the promotion of sound health policy. Strategic priorities and desired outcomes The Royal College is guided by four strategic priorities as outlined in FOCUS 2020, its strategic plan:
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Adapt and strengthen specialty medicine to meet society’s health needs. Support members throughout their education, profession and retirement. Advance specialty medical education and lifelong learning. Build the capacity, effectiveness and accountability of the Royal College. Canadians will benefit from timely, evidence-informed, excellent specialty care. Members will see the Royal College as essential and relevant in performing their professional responsibilities at a high standard.
University Mission Statement "At McMaster, our purpose is the discovery, communication, and preservation of knowledge. In our teaching, research, and scholarship, we are committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence. We value integrity, quality, and teamwork in everything we do. We inspire critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for learning. We serve the social, cultural, and economic needs of our community and our society." University Vision "To achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence."
VISION To achieve excellence in evidence based clinical care, education and research.
MISSION Our purpose is to empower the surgeons of tomorrow with the capacity for exemplary evidence based clinical care, critical thinking, creativity, professionalism and a zeal for lifelong learning.
GOALS 1. Establish MacOrtho as a top tier program within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2. Establish MacOrtho as leaders in Evidence Based Clinical Care 3. Establish Pride, Purpose and Motivation in MacOrtho
Faculty commitment to residents:
We are committed to creating an environment conducive to the educational needs of the orthopaedic trainee. This education will not only include evidence based clinical practice of medical expert knowledge and skills within the realm of orthopaedic surgery, but will also reflect the core guiding CanMEDS competencies of professionalism, communication, collaboration, scholarship, management and health advocacy. We will demonstrate a sound understanding of the MacOrtho orthopaedic program objectives and to individualize these objectives where possible, to the individual learning needs of our trainees. We will strive to create a learning environment free from intimidation and harassment and to uphold the codes of conduct at each hospital site and McMaster University as well as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario position statement on professionalism. We are committed to developing and maintaining positive and respectful relationships with MacOrtho trainees. We are committed to providing timely discussions of rotation specific goals and objectives and to ensuring that all trainees receive timely and pertinent evaluations of performance within all realms of the CanMEDS competencies in a constructive and fair manner. These evaluations will be consistent with those outlined in the MacORTHO training manual. We will provide graded responsibilities to orthopaedic trainees throughout their training while acknowledging and conforming to PAIRO guidelines. At all times we will provide adequate support and back‐up commensurate with the needs and requirements of the orthopaedic trainee. Above all, we will create an environment conducive to the development of a professional, competent and skillful orthopaedic surgeon.
Residents will be expected to be motivated and dedicated in applying themselves to the mastery of orthopaedic surgery including all CanMEDS competencies: medical expert, collaborator, communicator, professional, health advocate, manager and scholar. This includes continual case‐based study and appropriate preparation for operative and clinic based experiential learning within the context of evidence based clinical practice. Residents will be expected to demonstrate a collegial and professional attitude at all times, and specifically towards a graduated learning and responsibility process. They will conform to the codes of conduct of each hospital site and McMaster University as well as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario position statement on professionalism. Residents are expected to contribute to the creation of a healthy environment for learning, free from intimidation and harassment. Residents will be expected to discuss rotation specific goals and objectives at the onset of every rotation and to provide constructive timely evaluation to their respective faculty. Residents are expected to demonstrate compassionate, professional and exemplary clinical care in the context of a multidisciplinary team environment. Residents are expected to seek appropriate back‐up from faculty or seniors in the face of clinical uncertainty beyond their level of training or comfort. Residents are expected to provide education for faculty, their peers and medical students. This can take the form of formal teaching sessions or educational clinical experiences. Residents are in training to become life‐long learners and practitioners of the art and science of orthopaedic surgery.