General Surgery After-Hours Review Sessions

Surgery faculty members across all of the various specialties sponsor an “After Hours” education session. Each session is open to all residents at any level. This provides an opportunity for a small-group format focusing on specific topics in general surgery. The faculty member sponsoring the session decides on the topic and format, ranging from handling consults, understanding diagnostic workups, and treatment of modalities for various surgical issues to “mock oral boards” practice sessions where faculty members from one of the sections act as oral board examiners. All of the sessions are informal and held in the evenings at the faculty member’s home where dinner is provided. These sessions have allowed the residents to interact with faculty in small groups in a setting that provides additional didactic training outside of the 80-hour work week.