Educational Resources for Residents

McGoogan Library of Medicine (a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The McGoogan Library of Medicine is one of the nation's major health science libraries serving the information needs of all UNMC students, faculty, and staff, as well as licensed Nebraska health professionals and residents of the state. It encompasses 57,820 square feet of space providing 366 study seats, 16 group study rooms, three computer labs, and 69 public workstations. The library houses approximately 249,000 volumes including 67,700 monographs and textbooks; 479 electronic books; 6700 electronic journals; and an outstanding collection of rare and historical books. The library reaches out to the state and the region through a variety of pro-active outreach programs and provides excellent support to distance learners.

Case Logging
Case Logging is done through ACGME and should be kept current at all times. 
ACGME Case Logging login

Fundamentals of Surgery (FOS)
Fundamentals of Surgery curriculum developed by the American College of Surgeons prior to matriculation into residency. The Fundamentals of Surgery is a highly interactive, case-based curriculum that addresses the essential content areas that all surgical residents need to master in the early years of training. The curriculum includes more than 90 simulated case scenarios in which residents are asked to recognize and assess symptoms and signs, order appropriate tests and procedures, evaluate data and initiate appropriate actions.

Access a sample scenario.
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SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education)
The foundation of our didactic educational curriculum is based on the SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education). The SCORE curriculum was developed by a consortium formed in 2006 that consists of the principal organizations involved in U.S. surgical education. The curriculum was developed based on the six core competencies as defined by the ACGME. The ACGME competency-based curriculum defines the training required during general surgery residency. The curriculum is available 24/7 online with easy access from any location. The Basic Science conference schedule and the Clinical Case conference schedule are completely integrated with the SCORE curriculum.  The entire didactic curriculum for each academic year is based on the SCORE curriculum. Our residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center utilizes the SCORE curriculum as follows: Each academic year the SCORE curriculum is divided based on organ systems, disease categories and operative procedures. The topics from each organ system/disease category and operative procedures are assigned to individual residents for the entire year. The curriculum is finalized prior to the beginning of the academic year. In this way it is ensured that there is comprehensive coverage of all organ systems, disease categories and operative procedures. This curriculum is repeated annually such that each resident is exposed to the same concepts multiple times during their training.

View the current SCORE patient care topic outline.
SCORE login

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
The FLS is a comprehensive web-based educational module that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. The goal is to learn laparoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format, to test cognitive, surgical decision making and technical skills with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of patient care.  Whereas in the past this was completed during the senior years of training, we now have moved this to the more junior years so that the skills can be reinforced and utilized in the care of actual patients.

The OSLER Institute
The Osler Institute was incorporated August 17, 1982, as a not-for-profit continuing medical education organization in Indiana to coordinate the Pathology Board Review Course. Within three years, this course grew to being attended by about half of all candidates for the American Board of Pathology exam. In 1986 the Institute started similar courses in Orthopedics and Otolaryngology. Since its inception the Osler Institute has produced more than 500 courses in twenty specialties with more than 70,000 participants who received more than a million hours of instruction – more than most medical school CME departments. For several years The Institute has published its course syllabi and audio recordings. The Osler Institute has published hard-cover copies of Osler’s Aequanimitas with Other Addresses, Evolution of Modern Medicine, An Alabama Student, The Student Life, Angina Pectoris, A Way of Life, A Concise History of Medicine and Science and Immortality. The Osler Institute is dedicated to preserving the memory and spirit of Sir William Osler as well as extending his commitment to excellence in continuing medical education and the science and art of medical practice.

New Innovations
Duty Hours, Evaluations, Curriculum confirmation, and Conference schedule are all kept on New Innovations.
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