Our Commitment

The Department of Surgery is committed to the education and training of talented surgical clinicians, incorporating skills, knowledge, and competencies that are essential to providing the highest standard of care.  We train surgical residents to become the future leaders of academic surgery.

   

Conference Schedules:

Attendance at each of these conferences is mandatory.  All residents will be free of their routine clinical duties each Tuesday between the hours of 6:45 - 9:30 a.m. to allow time for attendance at these conferences.  Residents with simulation activities will be free of clinical duty between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Not all residents will have a simulation activity every week.

 

6:45 - 7:30 AM

7:30 – 8:30
AM

8:30 – 9:30
AM

Week I

SCORE Review

M&M:
Complications

Surgical Simulation Lab, Standardized Patients, SCORE Quiz, Mock Orals (alternated weekly)

Week II

SCORE Review

M&M:
Complications

Surgical Simulation Lab, Standardized Patients, SCORE Quiz, Mock Orals (alternated weekly)

Week III

SCORE Review

Great Case Conference

Surgical Simulation Lab, Standardized Patients, SCORE Quiz, Mock Orals (alternated weekly)

Week IV

SCORE Review

M&M:
Complications

Surgical Simulation Lab, Standardized Patients, SCORE Quiz, Mock Orals (alternated weekly)

Week V

SCORE Review

M&M:
Complications

Surgical Simulation Lab, Standardized Patients, SCORE Quiz, Mock Orals (alternated weekly)

  • SCORE Review:  Faculty-led session to improve the education of residents through the curriculum "TWIS"
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference:  Session for learning from medical errors, complications, and unanticipated outcomes
  • Great Case Conference: Discussion to identify and analyze factors associated with surgical cases
  • Surgical Skills Laboratory: A one-hour course in which surgical technical skills, patient care, and communication are taught and tested

OUR TEAM

Navdeep Samra, MD
Program Director


Kathryn Richardson, MD
Associate Program Director


Ginny Hammock
Residency Coordinator

Requirements

Surgical Conference

The ACGME RRC requires that residents maintain a minimum of 75% attendance at the departmental mandatory didactic conferences. Residents are required to sign the attendance sheet(s). Absence from these conferences will be excused only in those instances in which the resident is on annual or sick leave or is attending an approved surgical conference.

 

All conferences are held weekly unless indicated otherwise.

   

Department Conferences

Teaching Facilities

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Educational Training

General Surgery Residency Program