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General Surgery Program at Tripler Army Medical Center


Academic Curriculum


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  1. Academic day- each Wednesday. Dedicated for resident education- no scheduled clinic or ORs.
  1. Tumor Board
  1. Multidisciplinary discussion every 2nd and 4th Wednesday with Surgery, Pathology, Radiology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology with a wide variety of oncological diseases.
  1. Grand Rounds
  1. Held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday with topics such as Pediatrics, Trauma, Vascular Surgery, Oncology and Endocrinology.
  1. Junior/Senior Lecture Series
  1. Attending staff hold core curriculum discussions for junior and senior residents, covering important surgical topics.
  1. M&M Conference
  1. Avenue for surgical complications to be discussed in a forum with the goal of continual improvement.
  1. Preop Conference
  1. Upcoming surgical procedures are discussed by assigned residents. Includes a brief history and physical of the patient, the indications for the surgery, potential contraindications, surgical technique and potential pitfalls and postoperative complications.
  1. Simulation Center Training
  1. State-of-the-art simulation center training in which residents are able to practice and improve their techniques. (Includes intubation, surgical airway, venous and arterial access, suturing, laparoscopic training for FLS, endoscopy etc.)
  1. Journal Club
  1. Conducted the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Current relevant peer-reviewed articles are discussed.
  1. GI Conference
  1. Combined conference with the GI staff every 4th Tuesday in order to better understand the most common surgically relevant gastrointestinal diseases.
  1. Patient Care Conference
  1. Held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, pertinent ER and inpatient consults are discussed.
  1. Pediatric Conference
  1. Combined conference with the pediatric department to broaden residents’ knowledge regarding pediatric surgical diseases.
  1. Trauma Conference
  1. Conducted monthly, this is an interactive trauma lecture series that combines the newest information regarding care of the trauma patient.
  1. Morning Report
  1. Held each morning at 7 a.m. Formal discussion of all inpatients and daily consults.

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