Grand Rounds is currently held virtually on Friday mornings from 7-8am. Invited speakers from across the country share their expertise on a variety of topics. In addition to surgical topics, we have a Leadership Forum held quarterly that features prominent leaders from diverse backgrounds. We have also initiated a longitudinal curriculum on Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Inequality. (1 hour CME Category 1 credit)
At least once a month, two residents present recent publications as well as practice-changing papers. Attendings and residents analyze the article for its strengths and weaknesses. This helps residents to think critically and develop the habit of lifelong learning and study. This activity also helps them to prepare their own research for publication.
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Morbidity and Mortality
Every Tuesday morning from 6:30am-7:30am, morbidity and mortality cases are discussed. In attendance are the medical students, surgical residents, general, vascular, thoracic surgical attending staff and medical students. All weekly mortality and relevant morbidity is discussed. The following topics are targeted for discussion:
- What is the complication?
- What does the literature state is the occurrence of this complication? If a death, what does the literature state is the expected mortality for that procedure or disease process?
- What, if anything, do the responsible physicians feel they would do differently in the future? Do any changes in our process of care of patients need to be implemented?
Tumor Board is held on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Breast tumor board alternates weekly with general oncology cases. In attendance are representatives from medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, radiology, pathology and medicine. The conference facilities permit projection of radiology and pathology findings. Evaluation, staging, treatment options, and results of treatment are discussed. The conference is a CME-accredited meeting.