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General Surgery Residency

Educational Program

Dr. Jeremy Hedges, Past Chief resident

Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH,  Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Surgery,

University of Wisconsin, Presents at Grand Rounds May 23, 2016.

CU welcomed the 90th Annual Meeting of the Halsted Society, 9/8-9/10/16.

 Surgical faculty, residents and participants listen to the Halsted Society lectures.

Mitchell Cohen, Chief of Surgery at Denver Health, presents at Grand Rounds, February 6th, 2017,

"Translational Approaches to Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy."

The Surgical Core Conference is held on Monday mornings at 6:30 am in the AIP2 UCH Auditorium located on the first floor of the AIP2 (new tower) East side, on the Anschutz Campus. In the summer, the conference consists of two 30-minute faculty presentations. From September to May, Grand Rounds follows from 7 to 8 am 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. 

Dr. Albertp Pena from Children's Hospital Colorado presents on "The Riddle of Sphincters", March 27, 2017.

Dr. Schulick presents "Management of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma" on February 27, 2017.


The Surgical Core conference is teleconferenced to Denver Health, to Memorial in Colorado Springs, and the VA hospital. Residents at Rose attend at the VA hospital and those at Children's come to the main conference at the 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 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. Grand Rounds is evaluated each week, with feedback serving to make changes for the following educational cycle.

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.


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.