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Educational Conferences

Weekly resident didactic lectures- Friday AM

  • Series I (July-January)
    Weekly lectures directed by faculty members, based on the SCORE curriculum, covering clinical and applied science 
  • Series II (February-June)
    Weekly lectures directed by faculty members focused on operative strategy and oral board preparation 

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 better understanding of the events, to educate, and to suggest changes in management or departmental protocols to reduce 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.

Program Director's Conference

Weekly case presentations to the Program Director, prepared and presented by interns, supervised by senior residents

Seminars in Surgical Research

Twice monthly the surgical research conferences are held by Dr. John Geibel, Vice Chair and Director of Surgical Research. Residents, post-doctoral fellows and principle investigators present their work to the Department.

For more information on seminars in surgical research please click here.