Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Surgical Foundations


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

Dr. Darren Payne
Program Director
Surgical Foundations

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
    Rehabilitation** 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
NOTES:


*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
Fax 613-544-9174