Educational Resources

The educational programs that enhance our resident curriculum have been developed to apply principles of adult learning to a wide range of learning methodologies. Adult learners use many different means to gain knowledge and skills and our programs allow individuals to tailor their education to meet their personal learning needs.

Weekly Thursday Morning Didactics

Faculty and residents meet weekly for educational conferences including Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, and textbook reviews. Morbidity and mortality cases are selected for their educational value and emphasis is placed on increasing knowledge and skill acquisition, with initiatives to improve systems, care processes and clinical outcomes. Grand Rounds include topics presented by key faculty, senior residents and other individuals identified as experts in their respective fields of basic science or surgical specialty. Collaborative Grand Round sessions are also held with anesthesiology, gastroenterologists, and radiology to improve care issues from the perspective of our multi-disciplinary team.

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Morbidity & Mortality Conference
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Grand Rounds Conference
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Junior Resident Weekly SCORE Curriculum presentation
Senior Resident study hour
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Senior Resident Weekly SCORE Curriculum presentation
Junior Resident study hour
11:00 – 12:00 N
Basic Science Lecture-presented by faculty member with standardized multiple choice questions with audience response system (every other week)

Quarterly Joint Interdisciplinary Conferences

  • GI Conference
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology

Journal Club

Educational programming will also encompass ABSITE reviews and Journal Club as described by the American College of Surgeons and the Canadian Association of General Surgeons

Multi-disciplinary Conferences

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Tumor Board
  • Gastrointestinal

Additional Resources

We also utilize multiple web based programs to enhance our educational programs: