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Curriculum - General Surgery at MedStar Georgetown

Didactic Curriculum

An important part of the Surgical Residency Program is the extensive didactic curriculum with dedicated resident teaching time in addition to the service-based teaching times.

All conferences are held weekly every Tuesday Morning

Time Topic Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Service Report (all levels) Gorman Auditorium
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Grand Rounds (all levels) Gorman Auditorium
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Basic Science (all levels) Gorman Auditorium
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Preop (all levels) Gorman Auditorium
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Senior Case (all levels) Gorman Auditorium
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Clinical Skills (all levels) Main Building, 3rd Floor

Our weekly service-based conference includes morbidity and mortality case discussion as well as discussion of the GI service, transplant service, vascular/thoracic service, and breast service. For basic science and clinical science conferences, interactive readings are assigned through the electronic SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education) portal online, which was created to deliver educational content corresponding to the program curriculum.

Technical Curriculum

A technical skills laboratory was created in 2002, in which the residents are encouraged to participate. Residents perform "virtual surgery" and participate in simulated procedures in order to build laparoscopic surgery skills. Residents are also provided with access to MedCases, an online curriculum of interactive patient encounters, which allows residents to act as the treating physician and make determinations in all aspects of patient care.