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Graduate Medical Education (GME)



Research

General Surgery Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Residents are encouraged to perform clinical research, write scientific papers, and present at scientific meetings in conjunction with faculty mentors.  The Methodist Graduate Medical Education Department will cover the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals for all presentations of accepted papers at a conference.


Below are the publications and presentations/submissions by the general surgery residents for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Yearly Research Papers

Publications:

  1. Ibrahim-Zada I, Bell MT, Campion EM, Pieracci FM, Truitt MS. Delayed presentation of pulmonary hernia following surgical stabilization of severe rib fractures.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016.  Aug; 81(2):397-9. (PMID#27192468).
  1. Kennedy GT, McMillan MT, Sprys MH, Bassi C, Greig PD, Hansen PD, Jeyarajah DR, Kent TS, Malleo G, Marchegiani G, Minter RM, Vollmer CM. The influence of fellowship training on the practice of pancreatoduodenectomy.  HPB (Oxford) 2016.  Oct 28.  [Epub ahead of print].  (PMID#28029534).
  1. Hambright G, Agrawal V, Sladek PL, Slonim SM, Truitt MS. Acute care surgery:  Trauma, critical care, emergency general surgery … and preventative health?  Am J Surg 2016.  Nov; 212(5):803-806.  (PMID#27634424).
  1. Deramo P, Agrawal V, Amos J, Patel N, Jefferson H. Does MRI of the thoracolumbar spine change management in blunt trauma patients with stable thoracolumbar spinal injuries without neurologic deficits?  World J Surg 2016.  Nov 22 [Epub ahead of print]. (PMID#27878353).
  1. Hambright G, Jackson T, Agrawal V, Arazosa A, Newman B, Truitt MS. Attribution 2.0:  Whose complication is it?  Am J Surg 2016.  Dec; 212(6):1090-1095.  (PMID#27889267).
  1. Bentley-Kumar K, Jackson T, Holland D, LeBlanc B, Agrawal V, Truitt MS. Trauma patients:  I can’t get no (patient) satisfaction?  Am J Surg 2016.  Dec; 212(6):1256-1260. (PMID#27887676). 
  1. Agrawal V, Cahill A, Truitt MS. Delirium in the ICU, what about the floor?" J Trauma Nursing, 2017.
  1. Bankhead-Kendall B, Slama E, Truitt MS. Common attributes of high/low performing general surgery programs as they related to QE/CE pass rates.  Am J Surg 2016.  Dec; 212(6):1248-1250.  (PMID#27866725).
  1. Baker EH, Siddiqui I, Vrochides D, Iannitt DA, Martinie JB, Rorabaugh L, Jeyarajah DR, Swan RZ. Building the nonuniversity, tertiary care center hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery practice:  Structural and financial considerations.  Am Surg 2016.  Dec; 82(12):1196-1202. (PMID#28234184).
  1. Sheikh MR, Osman H, Butt MU, Jeyarajah DR. Perception of training in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery among general surgery residents in the Americas.  HPB (Oxford) 2016.  Dec; 18(12):1039-1045.  (PMID#27746036).
  1. Gardner AK, Scott DJ, Willis RE, Van Sickle K, Truitt MS, Uecker J, Brown KM, Marks JM, Dunkin BJ. Is current surgery resident and GI fellow training adequate to pass FES?  Surg Endosc 2017.  Jan; 31(1):352-358. (PMID#27287896).
  1. Hogg ME, Besselink MG, Clavien PA, Fingerhut A, Jeyarajah DR, Kooby DA, Moser AJ, Pitt HA, Varban OA, Vollmer CM, Zeh HJ, Hansen P, Minimally invasive pancreatic resection organizing committee. Training in minimally invasive pancreatic resections:  A Paradigm shift away from “See one, do one, teach one”.  HPB (Oxford), 2017.  Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print].  (PMID#28190709).
  1. Aubin JM, Bressan AK, Edwards JP, Grondin SC, Dixon E, Minter RM, Jeyarajah DR, Hansen P, Cooper AB, Ball CG. The adequacy of hepatopancreatobiliary training:  How does operative exposure and perceived readiness in fellowship translate into subsequent practice.  Can J Surg 2017.  Feb: 60(2):14216.  (PMID#28234214)
  1. Agrawal V, Amos JD. The association between illicit drug use and infectious complications among trauma patients.  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2017.  Mar:36(3):447-450. (PMID#27785636)

Presentations:

  1. Bentley-Kumar Kara, Truitt MS, Jackson T, Agrawal V. Patient Satisfaction:  Can’t get no satisfaction.  AAST, Hawaii.  September 2016.
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Cahill A, Pearcy C, Almahmoud K. Delirium in the ICU, What about the Ward? (Oral Presentation).  Pan American Congress Trauma, Critical Care & ER, Maceio, Brazil, November 9-11, 2016.
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Cahill A, Pearcy C, Almahmoud K. .  Delirium in the ICU, What about the ward? (Quick Shot Presentation).  EAST (Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma), Hollywood, Florida, January 11, 2017.
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Pearcy C. Keep Calm and Carry On.  (Oral Presentation). North & South Texas Combined Joint Meeting, Austin, TX, February 24-26, 2017.
  1. Almahmoud K, Agrawal V, Pearcy C. Vitamin D deficiency in geriatric patients presented with bone fracture. (Oral Presentation). North & South Texas Combined Joint Meeting, Austin, TX, February 24-26, 2017.
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Cahill A, Pearcy C, Almahmoud K. .  Don’t call me crazy!  Delirium occurs outside of the ICU (Poster Presentation – best trauma poster). North & South Texas Combined Joint Meeting, Austin, TX, February 24-26, 2017.
  1. Jackson T, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Pearcy C. Physician Burnout and PTSD among surgical residents… Everybody hurts sometimes.  (Oral Presentation).  North & South Texas Combined Joint Meeting, Austin, TX, February 24-26, 2017.
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Cahill A, Pearcy C, Almahmoud K. .  Don’t call me crazy!  Delirium occurs outside of the ICU. (Oral presentation).  Western Trauma Association.  Snowbird, Utah, March 10, 2017.
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Pearcy C. Risky Business?  Investigating outcomes of patients on antithrombotic therapy undergoing urgent laparoscopic appendectomy.  (Podium Presentation).  SAGES, Houston, TX, March 24, 2017.
  1. Truitt, MS. ABS Examinations as a Measure of Program Success.  APDS Panel Session.  Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 18, 2017.
  1. Almahmoud K, Agrawal, V, Truitt MS. Vitamin D deficiency in geriatric trauma patients presented with bone fracture.  (Quick Shot Presentation). Southwestern Surgical Congress, Maui, Hawaii, April, 2017. 
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Pearcy C. Keep calm and carry on operating. Investigating outcomes of anticoagulated patients undergoing urgent laparoscopic appendectomy on antithrombotic therapy. (Oral Presentation).  Southwestern Surgical Congress, Maui, Hawaii, April, 2017.
  1. Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Sladek P, Hambright S. Synthetic drug abuse among acute care and trauma admissions:  An emerging threat. (ePoster Presentation).  Southwestern Surgical Congress, Maui, Hawaii, April 2017.
  1. Jackson T, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Pearcy C. Physician burnout & PTSD among surgical residents… Everybody hurts sometimes. (Oral Presentation).  Southwestern Surgical Congress, Maui, Hawaii, April, 2017.
  1. Amos JD, Deramo P, Jefferson H, Agrawal V.  Does MRI of the thoracolumbar spine change management in blunt trauma patients with stable thoracolumbar spinal injuries.  (Oral Presentation).  North & South Texas Combined Joint Meeting, Austin, TX, February 24-26, 2017.

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