The Morbidity and Mortality Conference offers near-time review and discussion of relevant and interesting cases. Senior residents present each case in the context of its complications and applicable current literature.

A Grand Rounds lecture features experts from across the nation, who discuss and present state-of-the-art developments in their respective fields. The series enables residents to stay abreast of cutting-edge medical science.

Team Conferences consist of case presentations, followed by an in-depth discussion of current literature. Residents lead the didactic sessions, while faculty members serve as facilitators. Some conferences—such as Vascular Surgery and Surgical Oncology—involve other disciplines, including Radiology, Medical Oncology, G.I. and Pathology.

The Basic Science Conference covers a variety of topics. Similar to the Team Conferences, residents present and lead discussion, and faculty members assist as facilitators. These weekly sessions are teleconferenced to affiliate hospitals, enabling participation of all applicable residents.

The ABSITE Review is a topic-based, focused, high-yield session run by the residents that takes place on a weekly basis, reviewing material for the ABSITE Examination. Practice questions and review handouts are distributed a week prior to each session, allowing residents adequate preparation time for each session’s materials.

The GI/Tumor Board is a weekly multidisciplinary conference where residents discuss pre- and post-operative management of oncological cases.

Unique to Mount Sinai, the Surgical Skills Laboratory is a monthly series of practical or technical sessions, teaching residents basic operative skills with both inanimate and animal models. This lab incorporates surgical simulation technology with increased difficulty at each progressive session.

Ethics Rounds, typically scheduled the first Thursday of each month, are a series of lectures and case studies that address current bioethics issues as they relate to surgical specialties.

The monthly Resident Town Hall Meetings provide a continuous opportunity for the General Surgery Residents to meet with the Program Director and the Education Team to discuss a wide array of issues associated with the Residency Program, including, but not limited to, issues regarding ACGME requirements and compliance, resident schedules, educational events, and training sessions. In addition, this meeting has been an ideal venue for residents to discuss any issues regarding the Residency Program.