|The Surgical Foundations program, formerly known as Core Surgery, represents the first 24 months of training. It is comprised of PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents from the General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Urology residency programs who are provided with a sound grounding in principles common to all surgical disciplines.
All PGY1 residents attend the Surgical 'Boot Camp' including the Queen's Critical Events Simulation Course, which is a concentrated hands-on course of basic surgical and emergency skills.
There is a mandatory academic half day common to all PGY1 residents, in which topics including biomedical ethics, acquisition of teaching skills, research methodology & critical appraisal and others directed towards the LMCC examination, are covered.
There is also a Surgical Foundations seminar series covering surgical principles. In April of the 2nd Surgical Foundations year, residents are eligible to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) Surgical Foundations examination.
Dr. Darren Payne
|General Surgery||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|PGY1 Curriculum||PGY1 Curriculum|
|General Surgery (in Kingston)||5 blocks||Plastic Surgery||2 blocks|
|Cardiac & Vascular Surgery||2 blocks||Cardiac & Vascular Surgery||2 blocks|
|Neurosurgery||2 blocks||Orthopaedics (Sports & Upper Extremity)||1 block|
|Orthopaedic Surgery||1 block||Orthopaedics (Arthroplasty/foot/tumor)||2 blocks|
|Urology||1 block||Orthopaedics (Spine & pediatrics)||1 block|
|Emergency Medicine*||1 block||Emergency Medicine*||1 block|
|General Surgery (in Oshawa)||1 block||Community Orthopaedics (in Belleville)||1 block|
|Internal Medicine||1 block|
|Rheumatology & Radiology**||1 block|
|PGY2 Curriculum||PGY2 Curriculum|
|General Surgery (in Kingston)||3 blocks||Plastic Surgery||2 blocks|
|General Surgery (in Oshawa)||2 blocks||Intensive Care Unit||3 blocks|
|Cardiac & Vascular Surgery||2 blocks||Neurosurgery||2 blocks|
|Intensive Care Unit||2 blocks||Orthopaedics (Sports & Upper Extremity)||2 blocks|
|Endoscopy (in Oshawa)||1 block||Orthopaedics (Trauma)||2 blocks|
|Electives||1 block||Orthopaedics (Arthoplasty/foot/tumor)||2 blocks|
|Orthopaedics (Spine & padediatrics)||2 blocks|
*Shift work is required during the Emergency Medicine rotation but there is no call. During the remainder of the rotations there is in hospital call. It is no more than 1 in 4 nights with post call day relief of duties in accordance with the Professional Association of Interns and residents of Ontario agreement.
**During the Rheumatology & Radiology and Rehab Medicine & Pathology clinic rotations in the PGY 1 year, residents are required to design their own schedule of clinics to attend in consultation with the Program Directors for those disciplines. There is no inpatient, emergency, or on call responsibilities during these rotations.
Please contact Jeanine MacRow, the Program Assistant for any questions or further information
Department of Surgery, Victory 3, Room 3-3-118-0
Phone 613-549-6666 Ext 3678