Surgery Residency | Lectures and Conferences
Surgical Grand Rounds
This lecture series is presented by distinguished visiting professors invited to give lectures on topics of their expertise. The Surgical Grand Rounds serve to familiarize resident physicians with current, state-of-the-art clinical management. These lectures provide the residents with the opportunity to focus on the current controversies related to the clinical topics.
Basic Science Seminars
Formal lecture series hosted by attending surgeons and invited guests from other institutions. This seminar is held on a weekly basis.
Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference
The overall goal of M&M is for residents to learn how to communicate adverse events to colleagues, how best to analyze these events, and how to discuss learning points so as to prevent similar errors in the future. The M&M conference is held on a weekly basis and is conducted by Anthony J. Tortolani, M.D., Chairman of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.
A lecture and quiz on general surgical topics conducted by Leslie Wise, M.D. These rounds are held every Wednesday morning.
Full-time and voluntary physicians provide ward rounds and discussion of patient management.
Principles of Clinical Surgery Book Review
A textbook review of sequential topics by residents with faculty supervision. This book review is held on a weekly basis.
Weekly lecture series hosted by chiefs of pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and pathology specialties.
The overall goal of the Journal Club is for residents to learn the analytical skills essential for keeping current and practicing evidence based surgery. Some of the articles are retrieved from "Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery," which is a joint program of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Seminars
This objective of this seminar is to increase resident knowledge and understanding of and rationale for quality improvement and performance measures, evidence-based surgery, healthcare policy trends, and patient safety initiatives.
Economic Considerations in Surgery Seminars
This lecture educates residents on healthcare economics (including national healthcare policy), principles of accounting, financial decision-making in surgery, and optimizing value in surgery.
ACGME Core Competency Lecture
A series of seminars that discusses the ACGME Core Competencies: medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based knowledge and systems-based practice.
Clinical Documentation Improvement Lectures
A monthly lecture that reviews the guidelines needed for complete and specific documentation in the medical record and its impact on both the personal physician profile and that of the Hospital.
Surgical Skills Workshop
This workshop provides formal hands-on training in technical skills with the surgical attending physicians. The residents are able to focus on the complete procedure or specific components and practice as often as necessary. Skills lab simulators provide objective evidence of performance and immediate feedback in individual training.
Leadership, Behavioral Influences, and Professional Development in Surgical Decision Making
The goal of this lecture is to increase resident knowledge, understanding, and skills in the critical appraisal of surgical literature, study design, leadership principles, professional development, behavioral and psychological influences on decision making, team building, and current education techniques.
The Department also provides the following educational tools to all surgical residents:
- Fundamentals of Surgery - American College of Surgeons
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) - American College of Surgeons
- The Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE)
- GME Today
- Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS)- American College of Surgeons
- Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP)- American College of Surgeons
- ACCESS Surgery
- Basic Life Support Course (BLS)
- Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course (ACLS)
Past Grand Rounds Speakers
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For further information, please call the department office at 718.780.3288.