星期四, 3月 10, 2016

同梯的

今天ACVS 網站公佈了今年通過專科醫師考試的名單,總共有67名小動物,30名大動物外科專科醫師通過。
看這個名單,有不少我認識的醫生通過,很為他們高興。但也有不少我認識的醫師,名字沒有在上面。前一陣子結果發表時,感覺自己有點得意忘形的在FB公佈,沒有考慮到他們的心情,現在覺得有點不好意思。想要把文章刪掉,看到一大堆人讚,虛榮心起來就暫時把它保留吧。

2016 梯北美外科專科醫師 一覽
整體通過率約在60%,其中有第一次考的醫師也有第二次考的醫師。我們這一梯我覺得最值得驕傲的,就是我的Residentmate Sarah, 她是第一位伊朗畢業的外科專科醫師,更特別的是她是女性,回教國家的女性出頭,感覺高調一點的話他可以去TED演講的那一種!

我的另外一個好朋友Ben今年已經是第三年考試了,很可惜的他沒有過。外科專科醫師有個奇怪的三振條款,就是考三次都沒過的話,就得重新Credential. 意思就是重新做牛做馬三年,還要學術報告被接受,大多數的人都不可能回去過那種生活,也因此沒有辦法取得專科醫師資格。這並不代表它不是一個好的外科醫師,只是代表他考運不佳而已。

老實說我覺得這個考試運氣的成份很高,畢竟九本教科書加上近五年的外科相關期刊論文,能夠全部翻過當然是基本,但是你記得的部分有沒有出現在考試裡就全部是運氣了。當然怪物級的人大概全部記得怎麼考都會,但是我去考的時候非常確定我記得的不到一成。

把今年的reading list po在這裡,有興趣的可以去看看!
The following references and books are suggested reading for preparation for the 2016 Examination. Other textbooks and current references may be pertinent. Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy is assumed.

Selected References for Small Animal Surgery
1. Guyton AC, Hall JE. Textbook of Medical Physiology, W.B. Saunders Co., (11th Ed), 2006 OR (12th Ed), 2011 (chapters are equivalent). Chapters 4-13, 16, 20, 22, 25, 29, 30, 36-42, 49, 60, 62-64, 70.

2. Lumb and Jones: Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, Blackwell Publishing, (4th Ed), 2007. Chapters 1- 21, 26, 36-43, 45-50, 52-53.

3. Fossum TW. Small Animal Surgery, Mosby Co., (4th Ed), 2012.

4. Boothe DM. Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, (2nd Ed), Elsevier, 2011. Chapter 6 (Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy), Chapter 7 (Antimicrobial drugs), Chapter 19 (GI Physiology), Chapter 29 (Anti-inflammatory drugs).

5. Johnson AL, Houlton JEF, Vannini R. AO Principles of Fracture Management in the Dog and Cat, AO Publishing, 2005. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 20, 27.

6. Bojrab MJ, Monnet E. Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery, Teton New Media, (3rd Ed), 2010.

7. Tams TR, & Rawlings CA. Small Animal Endoscopy, Elsevier, (3rd Ed), 2011. Chapter 1 (endoscopic instrumentation, etc.), Chapter 11 (Energy & stapling devices), Chapter 12 (App of LASER energy), Chapter 13 (Endoscopic knot tying & suturing), Chapter 14 (Psychomotor training), Chapter 15 (Laparoscopy), Chapter 16 (Thoracoscopy), Chapter 21 (Arthroscopy).

8. Tobias K, Johnston S. Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, Elsevier, (1st Ed), 2012.

9. Evans HE, de LaHunta A. Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog, Elsevier, (4th Ed), 2013.

10.  2011-2015 以下期刊的文章 (外科相關)

American Journal of Veterinary Research
• Compendium (including web-only publications)
• Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
• Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
• Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association
• Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
• Veterinary Clinics of North America (Small Animal Practice)
• Veterinary Comparative Orthopedics and Traumatology • Veterinary Surgery
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