CAGS Member Survey

Please take a few minutes to answer our survey. Your participation is highly valued and appreciated.  We constantly strive to improve our service and ensure we are representing your needs and those of the CAGS community.

All respondents will be entered into a draw for a one year (1) Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Pass, valid in Canada. Your name and e-mail address will be required for the draw.

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* 1. Are you currently a CAGS member?

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* 4. What best describes the scope of your practice ? Choose all that may be appropriate.

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* 5. Which of the following best describes your practice ? Choose all that may be appropriate

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* 6. In what setting do you practice primarily?

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* 7. How long have you been in practice?

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* 9. Are you currently a:

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* 10. Which of the following professional development activities have you participated in during the last two years? 
Choose all that may be appropriate.

  Yes No
Conferences
Rounds
Workshops
Journal Clubs
Webinars
Formal Courses
Podcasts
Only video

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* 11. Which of the following professional development activities would you consider, (or continue) your participation of in the future?

  Yes No
Conferences
Rounds
Workshops
Journal Clubs
Webinars
Formal Courses
Podcasts
Online Video

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* 12. Indicate the extent which each of the following impacts your likelihood of participating in a professional development opportunity.

  Not at all A little Somewhat To some extent To a great extent
Cost
Relevance to my practice
Online delivery
Face-to-face delivery
Credibility of the provider/presenter
CME credits offered
Delivered in home city
Delivered in practice location

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* 13. Indicate the level of importance of each of the following areas for professional development.

  Not at all important  Slightly Important  Extremely Important
Diagnostic approaches
Technical skills
Teaching skills
Clinical protocols
Pharmaceuticals
Ambulatory care
Clinical knowledge
Teamwork
Skill to run a practice
Legal/ethical issues

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* 15. If you could attend such a course either on land or sea, what would be the preferred time of year for the course?

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* 16. Have you used the EBRS (Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery) program?

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* 17. How frequently have you used Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery (EBRS) in the past?

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* 18. What percentage of your time is spent on the following activities?

  1-20% 21-40% 41-60% 61-80% 81-100%
Clinic
Teaching
OR
Administration
Research

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* 19. Have you attended the Canadian Surgery Forum in the past 3 years?

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* 20. If yes, what was the greatest benefit of the meeting? (Please check all that apply)

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* 21. If no, why did you not attend? (Please check all that apply)

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* 22. Where would you like to see future CSF conferences take place?

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* 23. What kinds of programs exist for transitioning into and out of practice in your region or hospital? Please check any or all that apply.

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* 24. Would you consider a mentorship model whereby you are paired with a recent graduate to help you transition out of practice?

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* 25. Are there clinical areas where an increased understanding of current medical legal issues would be helpful?

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* 26. What are the most important benefits of your CAGS membership?
(Please check all that apply)

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* 28. Please list any suggestions you may have for improvements we
can make on member value?

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* 29. Do you provide locum coverage?

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* 30. Where do you provide locum coverage?

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* 31. How often do you provide locum coverage?

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* 32. How often do you read the CAGS E-Newsletter ?

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* 33. What are the top three challenges you are facing right now?

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* 34. Is there anything you would like to see added to our service
offerings? Please list.

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* 36. If you don't intend to renew your CAGS membership,
please tell us why?

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* 37. Did you receive a copy of the new CAGS Magazine ROSCOE?

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* 38. How did you hear about ROSCOE?

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* 39. Do you support an annual CAGS Magazine by surgeons for surgeons?

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* 40. What kinds of subjects would you like to see covered in ROSCOE?

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* 41. How would you rate the overall effectiveness of CAGS in terms of:

  Very effective Effective Somewhat effective Not effective Don't know
Being the voice of General Surgery in Canada
Identifying issues and advocating on behalf of General Surgeons
Delivering the Canadian Surgery Forum
Providing other educational programs

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* 42. What priority do you think CAGS should attach to the following advocacy areas?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important Don't know
Situations which threaten a reduced scope of general surgery practice e.g. endoscopy
Providing surgical access to very rural or remote areas
Sustaining community general surgery
National leadership on general surgery workforce planning

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* 43. As a National Specialty Society, CAGS works closely with the Royal College. Please tell us what is the one thing you think the Royal College should be doing for you?

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* 44. Please use this space to tell us anything else related to your CAGS membership that was not covered in the survey questions

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* 45. To be eligible for a draw to win a one year (1) Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge pass, please tell us:  *Note you must be a member in good standing to be eligible for the draw*.

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