New publication in Annals of Surgery

What mental skills do elite trained performers apply to surgery? In this study, we interviewed musicians, athletes and military personnel that have gone on to a career in surgery. We examine what specific mental skills training they received and have successfully applied to their surgical performance.

Mental Skills in Surgery: Lessons Learned from Virtuosos, Olympians, and Military.
Deshauer S, McQueen S, Hammond Mobilio M, Mutabdzic D, Moulton CE. Ann Surg 2019 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print]
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Moulton Lab at ASE Surgical Education Week

The lab attended the Association for Surgical Education‘s annual conference in Chicago April 25-27th, presenting four of our latest research projects and initiatives.

Candlelight Session
The TransfORmation Project: Working together to improve intraoperative safety culture.

Podium Session: Resident Training
Pulled from the Passenger Seat: Resident Engagement in the OR

‘Thinking Out of the Box’ Session
Pre-Operative Planning Modules – A Novel Approach to Teaching and Learning in Surgery

Plenary Session
SOS! Calling Attention to the States of Stress in Surgery.

Thank you to the ASE for the opportunity to share our work and connect with colleagues in the field.

Photo credits: Ralf

Wilson Centre research rounds

The surgical safety checklist as myth and ceremony
We presented our latest research with Elise Paradis looking at the Surgical Safety Checklist at the Wilson Centre research rounds. The talk summarized some of the results and data, examining the findings using neo-institutional theory.

Coaching Surgeons paper in Annals of Surgery

Coaching faces unique challenges in the context of a powerful surgical culture that values the portrayal of competency and instills the value of surgical autonomy. This study suggests that hanging on to these tightly held values of competency and autonomy is actually limiting the ways, and extent to which, surgeons can improve their practice.

Coaching Surgeons: Is Culture Limiting Our Ability to Improve?

Mutabdzic D, Mylopoulos M, Murnaghan ML, Patel P, Zilbert N, Seemann N, Regehr G, Moulton CA. Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):213-6.

Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):213-6.

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