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Frequently Asked Questions

On this page we have collected the most popular questions, so that you can easily find the answer for almost any question you may have.

  • What is the General Surgery Review Program?
  • Who can attend the General Surgery Review Program?
  • What topics are covered?
  • How are the topics chosen?
  • Who are the speakers?
  • What type of feedback has been received from previous attendees?
  • Does the course cover everything in general surgery?
  • Why is the course only offered in Toronto?
  • Have you looked at webcasts or other similar "distance learning tools"?
  • Who do I contact for more information?
  • How do I register?
The General Surgery Review Program is an annual preparation (PREP) review course designed for all senior general surgery trainees who are completing their training in Canada. This review course is intended as a knowledge consolidation and assessment exercise.
All senior general surgery trainees who are completing their training within Canada may attend this course. The course is also open to junior general surgery trainees, international medical graduates (IMG), general surgeons in clinical practice and other health care professionals.
In total, about 25 topics are presented covering the major specialty areas within general surgery.
Final year general surgery residents complete a needs assessment form that identifies core topics for the course. The top 40 topics are ranked; speakers are recommended by the residents and recruited by the co-chairs.
Speakers are chosen from educational institutions across Canada and are selected based on their expertise and familiarity with each selected topic. Please note, the general surgery review program is not sponsored by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. All Royal College Examiners have been excluded from participating in this program or providing any input on selected topics and contents of the material covered within each topic.
Past programs have provided overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants in this regard. Feedback shows:
  • 99% felt that the overall quality of the review program was excellent.
  • 99% felt that the review program met its educational objectives.
  • 95% indicated that touch pad technology helped to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • 99% would recommend the program to their colleagues.
Cost and time issues necessitate some limitations; as such, only the top-ranked topics identified in the needs assessments are selected.
Presently, our level of funding does not permit offering the course more than once annually, or in more than one location.
Toronto is centrally located and relatively easy for the majority of the participants to travel to.
Yes, however, cost issues do not permit such alternatives at this time..
Further questions? Contact us at roestap@generalsurgeryreview.ca

Registrations can be completed online.

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