The Department of Surgery 513/513 Postgraduate Seminar Series with topics selected based on the Objectives of Training and Specialty Training Requirements in Neurosurgery and the CanMEDS roles are discussed.
The seminar is presented by one of the residents, assigned on a rotating basis, under the supervision of one of the neurosurgical teaching faculty or an invited guest. For example, there are topics on medical ethics, in which an ethicist is invited to supervise, and topics on communication, and dealing with interpersonal conflicts, supervised by a social worker with expertise in these areas.
The residents are to meet with the supervisor well in advance of the seminar in order to discuss specific objectives and to receive guidance in the selection of resources and background material. Most of the presentations are done in PowerPoint format and are included in an archive of learning and study materials for the residents.