General Surgery Resident Conference, 2-hour session
The first hour, or Flex Hour Conference, is a forum for residents in conjunction with faculty moderators to lead an in-depth, evidence-based and interactive discussion of topics of interest to general surgical trainees and practicing surgeons, as well as to cover key components of the surgical curriculum. The resident flex hour covers a host of formats including Grand Rounds, Mock Orals, Practice of Surgery, Journal Club and ABSITE Reviews (Surgical Jeopardy) and Ethics Conference, just to name a few. 

The second hour is the Junior Level Conference and Senior Level Conference. Residents meet in separate locations during this hour, at which time faculty members present topics that are more level-specific. 

Every Wednesday morning, 7-9 a.m. (Labor Day to the conclusion of the academic year)

Morbidity and Mortality Conference
All deaths and complications occurring at medical center hospitals during the previous weeks are discussed.

Every Tuesday, 5-6 p.m.

Surgical Skills Laboratory Sessions
Surgical technique is taught not only through operative experience that junior residents obtain, but also in weekly hands-on skills sessions, in our “surgical skills laboratory.” The scope of these sessions includes instrument choice and use, basic suturing and stapling techniques, a curriculum in basic and advanced laparoscopic techniques, and sessions covering techniques and procedures using simulated and animal models. Residents are divided into two groups, juniors and seniors. During these two-hour sessions, residents participate in dry, animal or cadaver labs that are taught by faculty and are level-specific. 

Every Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. (Labor Day to the conclusion of the academic year)