General Surgery

Core Conferences

Wednesday has been designated as Education Day in the General Surgery residency. Clinics and elective operating time have been organized to eliminate conflicts and to allow nearly all residents to attend Education Day events each week. Residents rotating with the division of General Surgery are expected to participate in all Education Day activities.

Education Day takes place in CW308 and begins at 7 a.m. with a Morbidity and Mortality Conference. The service chief residents lead these discussions, and the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS NSQIP) criteria are used to define reportable morbidity.

Immediately following M&M, Grand Rounds is presented by rotating faculty members, chief residents and outside guests. From 9-10 a.m., Journal Club is held on the first Wednesday of every month. Interesting case presentations are led by residents during the other weeks. The final hour is a basic science conference with assigned topics and resident presenters.

Additional conferences are attended routinely by residents on some services and are open to all whose clinical obligations permit their participation. For a complete educational calendar, click here.