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5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. General Surgery Journal Club (quarterly)

  • A review of 2–3 journal articles on General Surgery and subspecialty topics. This resident-led discussion will focus on the critical appraisal of study methodology, review of research statistics and their interpretation and applicability of study findings to patient care.


6:30 a.m.–7:00 a.m. Morbidity and Mortality Conference (weekly)

  • A resident-led presentation of surgical complications with discussions focused on review of surgical literature, patient safety and improving the quality of patient care.

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Grand Rounds (2nd Friday of every month)

  • Monthly lecture series with General Surgery topic presented by MWHC faculty, outside presenter, or Chief Resident.

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Resident Teaching Conference

  • A didactic session based on the SCORE (Surgical Council On Resident Education) curriculum and textbook readings.

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Surgical Simulation Laboratory (every 2 weeks)

  • Lab training with a focus in the PGY 1 and PGY 2 years on developing a foundation for laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic skills. Senior residents will continue to participate by teaching junior residents and developing more advanced skills.
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