Education & Conferences
Quality Improvement Conference
Monthly quality improvement conferences are a cornerstone of quality improvement in surgery. Deaths and complications are presented by the residents. Open discussion among residents and faculty is intended not to find fault, but to seek a better understanding of the events, to educate, and to suggest changes in management or departmental protocols with the goal of reducing the risk of future complications.
While rotating on specialty surgical services (Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, etc.) residents will attend weekly educational and quality improvement conferences specific to each rotation.
Grand Rounds are held on Friday mornings. The entire department is invited to join and hear from national and international leaders who visit Yale to present on areas of their expertise, ranging from diversity and inclusion to clinical topics to basic science research.
Visit our Grand Rounds page for a complete list of our exciting guest speakers.
Seminars in Surgical Research
A bi-weekly conference bringing together researchers across the department surgery. Speakers range from residents and post-doctoral fellows presenting research in progress to grant writing seminars given by leaders in surgical research.
ABSITE Written Board Preparation
Residents prepare for the ABSITE utilizing the new Decker ACS online resource. This innovative new site offers a continuously updated curriculum covering the basic principles of surgery and highlighting new information and high-yield ABSITE topics. The residents follow a hand-picked 2-year curriculum which will covers all the defined category and core topics in general surgery. Topics are coordinated with the Surgery School topic as well as the Junior/Senior conference enabling the resident to gain an in-depth knowledge of the topic at the weeks end. Furthermore, the residents enjoy a subscription to TrueLearn, a mobile friendly question bank covering high-yield ABSITE topics.
Oral Board Preparation
Quality and Safety Seminar
The surgical residency is sponsoring a year-long course for residents in their professional development years. This course is modeled after the institute for healthcare improvement’s series, and provides trainees with a structured approach to process improvement. It is the goal of this series to prepare leaders in hospital based quality improvement.