Scholarly Activity and Research General Surgery

Scholarly Activity and Research

Doctor teaching

Structured growth in surgical knowledge is provided through didactic conferences and a self-study core curriculum. Residents have protected education time on Friday mornings from 7 a.m. to Noon. Didactic Resources include:

  • TrueLearn
  • SCORE
  • Textbooks
    • Sabistons for Juniors
    • Mastery for Seniors

Grand Rounds

Faculty, senior residents, and visiting professors present formal lectures to include a vast range of surgical topics. This conference is held every Friday at 7 a.m.

Morbidity and Mortality

Held weekly on Friday from 8-9 a.m., residents and faculty discuss quality of care issues as they relate to surgical patient care management.

Trauma M&M Conference

This monthly conference is integrated into the Morbidity and Mortality Series, occurring the 2nd week of each month. Recent trauma management cases are discussed at this conference.  Emergency department physicians and the trauma nurse coordinator as well as the surgical services all attend.

Chief Conference

This is a biweekly conference designed to cover a wide variety of topics with the chief residents.  Board style questions are presented and explored. These sessions help to prepare the chiefs for oral boards.

Journal Club

  • Residents present analyses of recently published peer review articles. This session is moderated by a faculty member.

Skills Development & Assessment

Sessions are held monthly.

Rotation Related Conference

Esophageal Conference

  • The format for this weekly Monday morning conference is case presentations with therapeutic decision making. GI and Esophageal physiology (pH monitoring, manometry, upper GI and endoscopy findings) is correlated with clinical findings.

Oncology Conference

  • Attended by oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and surgeons, this case presentation conference reviews patient care management related to cancer treatment.  It is held weekly on Wednesday mornings.