The goal of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita General Surgery Program is to is to train residents to become a highly competent board-certiﬁed general surgeon fully prepared to enter private practice or fellowship. This goal is attained by means of a progressively graded curriculum of study and clinical experience under the guidance and supervision of the faculty. Progression continues through succeeding stages of responsibility for patient care to culminating in complete management of patient care at the senior/chief level.
- Use sound judgment to guide surgical decision making based upon a firm ethical base.
- Manage surgical disorders based on a thorough knowledge of basic and clinical science.
- Attain and perfect surgical skills necessary to be a competent surgeon.
- Communicate effectively with patients and their families regarding life-altering decisions.
- Respect the cultural and religious needs of patients as it pertains to their surgical care.
- Collaborate effectively with colleagues and other health professionals.
- Teach and discuss surgical issues with colleagues, residents, medical students and other health care providers.
- Teach patients and their families about the patient's health needs.
- Provide cost-effective care to surgical patients and families within the community.
- Value lifelong learning as a necessary prerequisite to maintaining surgical knowledge and skill.