General Surgery Education
The Department of Surgery and the Surgical Residency at the University of Kansas Hospital have taken a proactive approach to the education of our residents beyond just clinical training.
Resident/Faculty Core Lecture Series:
This is a weekly conference dedicated to didactic teaching. These conferences meet every Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. This lecture time is "protected," which means that every resident is relieved of their clinical duties for the duration of the teaching time. The lecture series was changed in July 2010. Topics were assigned on a weekly basis from four sources: O'Leary's textbook of physiology, SESAP Audio, Selected Readings in General Surgery, and Surgical Council on Surgery Education (SCORE) Curriculum. In 2013, the department revamped the curriculum again because the reading was too lengthy. We now use SCORE, Selected Readings in Surgery, and Research Instruction and Simulations. These lectures are run by residents and staff for the first half and second half, rotating between SCORE questions, Selected Readings, chief case presentations, and research/practice management presentations. Weekly quizzes with interactive discussions are part of each conference.
This weekly conference meets every Monday from 5 - 6 p.m. Each division is responsible for leading Journal Club five or six times a year. Residents on the assigned services are responsible for presenting articles. Two articles are discussed each week.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference:
This conference meets bi-monthly on Tuesdays from 7 - 8 a.m. M&M is attended by both resident staff and surgical attendings. During M&M, cases are discussed by the primary resident along with indications, complications, and alternative treatments. The Core Competencies with respect to each case are discussed. There are also resident presentations given covering educational topics that arise during the conference or are assigned by staff.
General Surgery Grand Rounds:
A bi-monthly conference that meets Tuesday mornings from 7 - 8 a.m. It rotates with the M&M conference. Grand Rounds is a mix of guest lecturers, visiting professors and surgical faculty lectures.
Vascular Surgery Conference:
A bi-monthly conference that meets from 7 to 8 a.m. on Thursdays. The first Thursday of each month is a multidisciplinary conference. The third Thursday conferences are given by basic science faculty or vascular faculty.
A weekly multidisciplinary conference that includes the transplant team and other specialties that deal with organ transplantation, selection of transplant candidates, etc. This conference meets on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.
A weekly multidisciplinary conference that meets on Friday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. This conference is attended by surgery, pathology, oncology, and radiation therapy and is an educational and working conference for patient care.
Trauma Lecture Series:
A series of lectures held every month (second Wednesday) from 7 - 8 a.m.