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General Surgery Residency

Educational Program

Dr. Jeremy Hedges, Past Chief resident

Dr. Ronald DiMatteo, Head of the Division of Surgical Oncology,

Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Presents at Grand Rounds April 27, 2015.


Three ACS International Scholars present at Grand Rounds on October 20, 2014:

Jiang-Tao Li, MD Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, PR China;

Roland Croner, MD, University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany; and

Mallika Tewari, MBBS, MS, MCh, MRCSEd,USMLE

Institute of Medical Sciences, Baranas Hindu University, India.

Surgery Faculty and residents at Grand Rounds.

The Surgical Science Conference is held on Monday mornings in the AIP2 UCH Auditorium located on the first floor of the AIP2 (new tower) East side, on the Anschutz Campus. Most weeks, the conference consists of two 30-minute faculty presentations. On the dates of Visiting Professorships and named lectureships, there will also be a debate between two residents who are assigned opposing sides of a controversial surgical issue. Grand Rounds follows and covers all aspects of general and specialty surgery.

Each Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. there is a central Surgical Core review conference which is teleconferenced to Denver Health and the VA 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 resident’s clinical activities utilizing the milestone format, provides the criteria to assess the 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.

Our Surgical Residency Curriculum is ACGME competency-based and is specific to each PGY-level, site and rotation.  All residents also receive a subscription to the national SCORE curriculum and to an ABSITE review book with electronic test bank to prepare for the in service exam.

Clay Burlew, MD; SICU Director, Denver Health Medical Center presents

at Grand Rounds on December 8, 2014.

Anne Slaughter- Resident Debate Presentation.

Marshall Bell - Resident Debate Presentation.