Core Curriculum Lectures

Core Curriculum - Friday Morning Resident Didactics

Core Curriculum lectures take place every Friday morning from 7:00am–9:00am. This is established protected time for all surgical residents to be excused from all clinical duties for the full duration of these educational sessions. These weekly sessions are teleconferenced to affiliate hospitals, enabling participation of all applicable residents.

7:00am - 7:45am - Basic Science Lecture

7:45am - 8:30am - ABSITE Review

8:30am - 9:00am - Journal Club

Once a month we will have a Surgical Skills Lab after Basic Science that will run from 7:45am-10am.

The Basic Science Lecture covers a variety of topics. Similar to the Team Conferences, residents present and lead discussion, and faculty members assist as facilitators.

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. Residents present practical questions on the topics covered in the Basic Science lecture utilizing the SCORE curriculum and other pertinent resources.

Journal Club is where residents discuss and critically evaluate the latest peer-reviewed articles in general surgery. It serves as a forum for updates to what is being studied in the field as well as a lesson on critical appraisal of the medical literature. Selected articles are made available to all residents via an established Google Drive, allowing residents adequate preparation time for each session’s materials.