Conferences and Meetings

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.

Grand Rounds Lecture features experts from across the nations, 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 and Surgical Oncology, involve other disciplines, including Radiology, Medical Oncology, GI, and Pathology.

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

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.

To address the emphasis on the importance of Resident Wellness, the Surgery department has developed a structured program spearheaded by an elected Chief of wellness. The aim is to create targeted interventions to improve trainee wellness, ameliorate feelings of burnout, create strategies to identify trainees at risk for burnout and intervene early. The department has focused on areas such as but not limited to, mental wellness, physical wellness, community at work and mentorship.  The program is tailored to ensuring the residents are supplied adequate resources to have open non-judgmental discussion on topics related to both work and personal life, so that no resident can feel alone.  This is completed through both a mentee to mentor connection as well as social gathering for peer studying, and conversational group chats via cellular phone.