Intended Practice Setting of Current General Surgery Residents

We kindly request your participation in this survey involving all Canadian General Surgery trainees, assessing the intended practice setting and to inform human health resource planning. This survey is part of a research study being conducted from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine with Dr. Cait Champion and Dr. Aruba Nurullah. It is a brief survey and your participation will be highly valuable. The estimated time to complete this survey is approximately 5 -10 minutes. Your responses will be kept anonymous, and your response will have no impact on your training. We hope to have your response by May30th to allow for analyses of the results. Please find the link below.

If you have any questions please reach out to us, Dr. Aruba Nurullah at or Dr. Cait Champion at

Thank you in advance for contributing your time to this research.




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Assessment of Perioperative Surgical Risk in Emergency General Surgery

Perioperative risk can be defined as the probability of serious morbidity and mortality in a patient undergoing surgery.  Discussion of perioperative risk is a key component of informed consent.  Relative to elective procedures, perioperative risk is significantly elevated in the Emergency General Surgery (EGS) population, making an accurate assessment of potential risk critical to counselling these patients on their options and guiding the decision-making process.

We are conducting a study to identify Canadian General Surgeons’ and General Surgery trainees’ i) approach to perioperative risk assessment for EGS patients, and ii) familiarity with, attitudes toward, and use of existing perioperative risk assessment tools.  As a Canadian General Surgeon or General Surgery trainee, your input is requested.

If you choose to participate, please click on the link below to complete the survey.  The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  Completion and submission of the survey will serve as implied consent to participate in the study.  Participation is voluntary and your responses will remain anonymous.  There are no anticipated risks to you if you choose to participate.  Once you complete the survey, you will be offered the option to submit your email address to receive an electronic Starbucks Gift Card valued at $15.

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Research Lead:
Dr. Eisar Al-Sukhni
University Health Network, University of Toronto



Deferrals in Family Planning during Surgical Training 

Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. We are investigating deferrals in family planning in women surgical residents, fellows, and early career staff (< 5 years) in North America.

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View study info sheet.

Research Lead:
Dr. Muriel Brackstone, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Department of Surgery, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Tel: 519-667-6617