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Chapter 1: Welcome and Mission Statement

Dr. Nalin Amin - Program Director 

Dr. Nalin Amin

Dr. Nalin Amin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. After completing his medical degree and family medicine residency at the University of Manitoba he subsequently completed a General Surgery residency at McMaster University and a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellowship in New York at Staten Island University Hospital. He then started his clinical and academic practice at McMaster University in 2008.

His clinical practice is currently in Minimally Invasive General Surgery with a clinical focus on Minimally Invasive approaches to colorectal resections, gastrectomies, splenectomies, hernia repairs and other general surgical procedures. He is currently the Surgical Foundations Program Director, the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery lead for Hamilton, and sits on the Royal College Surgical Foundations Advisory Committee and the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Education Advisory Committee. He was the 2016 recipient of the Steeltown Scalpel for excellence in residency education.

Mission Statement​

  • Surgical Foundations will provide formal basic teaching for the surgical residents in their first two years of their programs.
  • All residents will receive training over a broad range of subjects using interactive lecture sessions, workshops and technical skills sessions.
  • The format will take advantage of principles of adult education and will adhere to the CanMEDS guidelines.
  • The curriculum will include Surgical Foundations topics to help prepare all surgical residents for their Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons - Surgical Foundations exam in​ September of their second year.

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