This program offers exposure to a wide spectrum of procedures utilizing minimally invasive approaches. The curriculum is designed to provide you with the opportunity to attain proficiency in patient selection, operative skills, and perioperative care of patients undergoing minimally invasive procedures. Clinical rotations will be in half-quarter and quarter intervals allowing sufficient experience within specific areas of minimally invasive surgery including, bariatric, hernia, gastrointestinal, and solid organ. You will have direct patient care responsibilities as well as supervisory interactions with general surgical residents. From intermediate to advanced procedures, this exceptional clinical experience is intended to provide the surgical skills, maturity, and confidence needed for minimally invasive approaches.
There are several educational conferences within the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery which you will attend, including a regular General Surgery Educational Conference, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, and MIS Conference. Additional conferences within subspecialties will be attended dependent on specific rotation assignments. You will also have the opportunity to educate general surgical residents in a variety of situations including, animal labs, simulation center, basic laparoscopic procedures, and didactic lectures.
There will be opportunity and expectations for you to be involved in clinical and investigational research. You will receive mentoring on study design and analysis, manuscript preparation, and research presentation. It is expected that you will complete from design to publication at least two research projects and present at regional and/or national society meetings.