Fonds F0065 - Department of Surgery fonds.

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Department of Surgery fonds.


  • [1984]-2005 (Creation)

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74 cm of textual records

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The Faculty of Medicine first offered classes in fall 1970, and the Division of Surgery was established under N. T. McPhedran. In 1981/82 it was renamed the Department of Surgery.

The Department works in conjunction with Alberta Health Services and is comprised of 14 Sections that are overseen by the Zone Clinical Department Head. The Department of Surgery Executive Committee serves to make decisions, recommendations and develops policies regarding research, education and clinical practice, as well as resource utilization and allocation.

Heads of the Department of Surgery:
N. T. McPhedran, 1969-1982; P. J. E. Cruse, 1982-1988; R. Y. McMurtry, 1988-1992; R. M. Preshaw, 1993-1994; unknown 1995-2002; R. Lafrenière, 2003-2006; J. Kortbeek, 2006-.

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Fonds consists of administrative files relating to surgical courses, resident orientation manuals, committee meetings, program reviews, annual reports, newsletters, and reports from the University of Calgary Annual Surgeon's Days. Fonds includes series for Newsletters, Annual Reports, Office of Surgical Research, and Annual Reports, University of Calgary Surgeon's Days.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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