The residency program has a very active didactic program throughout the academic year. In July of 2023, we began using the DeckerMed Surgery Curriculum online software as our primary source of board review.  

Weekly conferences:

  • Board Review using surgery curriculum modules
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&M)
  • OMT Rounds
  • CCF Main Campus General Surgery Lectures via Teams

Bi-monthly conferences:

  • Tumor Board

Monthly conferences:

  • Staff Lectures (various local physicians lecture on their specific areas of expertise)
  • Book Club
  • Journal Club
  • Oral Board Review
  • OMM Review

Skills Labs

  • General surgery residents participate in laparoscopy labs using FLS box trainers and FES with a simulator in preparation for certification. Depending on the level of education, the attending preceptor will review all aspects from safety and patient positioning to performing procedures.  
  • The residents have an opportunity to gain robotics skills while at Main Campus.
  • Throughout the academic year the residents are able to develop many labs with the assistance of the skills lab coordinator. They vary depending on the interest and need of the residents.
  • The senior residents are also called upon to assist with the medical student skills labs, which gives them the experience to develop a program and teach.




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