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General Surgery Residency

Educational Program


Dr. Richard Schulick, Chair of the Department of Surgery, presents on "Management of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma."

The Surgical Core Conference is held on Monday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in the AIP2 UCH Auditorium located on the first floor of the AIP2 (new tower) East side, on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

In the summer, the conference consists of two 30-minute faculty presentations. From September to May, Grand Rounds follows from 7 to 8 a.m. and covers all aspects of general and specialty surgery with dual faculty presentations, except for the days of Visiting Professorships, at which time the Visiting Professor speaks at Grand Rounds for one hour.

The Surgical Core Conference is teleconferenced to Denver Health, to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, and to the VA hospital. Residents at Rose Medical Center attend at the VA hospital, and those at Children's Hospital Colorado come to the main conference at University Hospital. Each hospital site and service also has a morbidity and mortality conference and appropriate regular specialty conferences.

The American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination is given each January to all residents. This, together with faculty evaluations of the residents' clinical activities utilizing the milestone format, provides the criteria to assess each resident's performance and level of preparation for clinical practice and successful completion of the examination for the American Board of Surgery. This material is reviewed at least twice per year by the Clinical Competency Committee and also twice a year with each resident in meetings with the program director.

Residents evaluate rotations and faculty at the end of each rotation. This valuable feedback is used to enhance the educational program. Grand Rounds is evaluated each week, with feedback serving to make changes for the following educational cycle.