Sub-Specialty of Pediatric Surgery

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The sub-specialized course of pediatric surgery is a branch of surgery that is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, surgery treatment, and rehabilitation of evolutionary, acquired, and traumatic abnormalities from fetal period to the age of 16.

Program Description

  • The subspecialized course of pediatric surgery is a branch of surgery that is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, surgery treatment, and rehabilitation of evolutionary, acquired, and traumatic abnormalities from fetal period to the age of 16. 

 

Program Objectives

  • Diagnostic-therapeutic and caring tasks
  1. Development of professional relationship with patients’ and their families
  2. Preparation of complete biography of patients
  3. Subtle examination of patients
  4. Request for necessary para-clinical examinations
  5. Performance of diagnostic procedural actions mentioned in this program
  6. Timely diagnosis of diseases
  7. Surgery performance related to course and in proportion with the items taught in this course
  8. Clinical monitoring of patients
  9. Logical prescription of sedatives and analgesics and appropriate use of palliative procedures
  10. All pain control procedures which improve the quality of patients’ services before and after surgery
  11. Timely prescription of sensitive drugs and fluid therapy
  12. Performance of intravenous and gastrointestinal feeding methods
  13. Therapeutic follow-up and timely care after surgery 
  14. Record of exact findings in all steps of diagnosis and treatment
  15. Paying attention to conditions of each child, physical atmosphere of the ward, and resolving patients’ problems
  16. Paying attention to mental aspects of diseases and performance of suitable intervention
  17. Respect towards rules and professional morality in collaboration with patients, families and colleagues
  18. Offering the rehabilitating methods for children with resulting complications or chronic diseases
  19. Providing suitable conditions for stabilization and transmission of young patients
  20. Request for specialized consultations if necessary
  21. Performance of multidisciplinary tasks as a therapeutic team
  22. Recording and adjustment of medical documents Educational tasks
  23. Instruction of patients, entourages, health team members, scholars, assistants and society if needed
  24. Preparation of educational, therapeutic and care guidelines for different levels
  25. Emphasis on lifelong learning (constant training) 
  • Research
  1. Offering the research plans in fields related to authorities of health system
  2. Recording patients’ information and participation in setup and fix of data entry system
  3. Critical interpretation, evaluation and use of the results of research by others
  4. Contributing to designing and implementing research plans in a relation with state programs and also pediatric surgery with health systems
  5. Preparing a report and publishing research findings and scientific texts as papers
  • Management
  1. Direction and management of pediatric surgery teams
  2. Best use of facilities and equipment
  3. Analysis of care systems for neonates and infants who need surgery and presentation of required offers and proposals to policymakers
  4. Using tools and management procedures to promote the effective factors about patient care and to decrease mortality rate and complications after surgery
  5. Management of qualitative control in given services for pediatric surgery departments
  6. Collaboration in consultation and design, and helping develop and manage pediatric surgery wards
  7. Participation in health policies and child care, especially in urgencies and prevention of events

 

Methods of Instruction

  1. Self-study and self-education with presenting weekly conferences based on one of the discussions of pediatric surgery textbooks introduced by the board between assistants and consultants of the department (this program is under the staff view)
  2. Attendance in pediatric surgery clinics and joint clinics based on ward programs and daily visit to surgical departments for diagnostic measures and cares before and after operation
  3. Participation in surgery based on the regulated program of the ward under the direct consultant view and with graded responsibility 
  4. Attendance in morning reports – clinical reports, round, educational grand round and case presentation with an approach to problem and case, clinical pathology conferences (CPC), mortality and morbidity report, tumor board, discharge and follow-up of patients, and radiologic conferences
  5. Study of important inside and outside journals and presenting them in Journal Club based on the regulated program of the ward 
  6. Participation in the workshop of teaching and research methods based on the regulated program of the wards and university
  7. Training students, interns, and rotating assistants and nurses of pediatric surgery department 
  8. Attendance in domestic and international conferences with an emphasis on the presentation of scientific papers in the field of pediatric surgery
  9. Use of media facilities for updating scientific data including books in the library of educational center and digital facilities (E-books, E-journals)
  10. Use of simulators 
  11. Other teaching methods based on educational goals and facilities

 

Intake Year and Duration

  • 2019, 2020, and 2021 - 2 Years (Full Time)

 

Tuition Fees

  • $5000 annually. A scholarship may be awarded for top applicants or for current TUMS surgery residents and other international student residents from Iranian medical universities and participants from developing countries each year.

 

Who Can Attend?

  • General surgeons who have successfully completed an approved surgery residency program and are proficient in the English or Persian languages.

 

Contact Person

  • Majid Moeini, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Email: moinim@hotmail.com
  • Tel.: (+98 21) 6658 1657
Last Update At : 28 May 2019