Learning and Teaching Opportunities
Weekly departmental conferences include
- Chief’s Rounds
- Departmental Grand Rounds
- Trauma Conference
- Surgical Morbidity and Mortality
- Multidisciplinary Cancer Conference
- Resident Seminar, a two-hour, time-protected, pager-free learning session that includes basic science lectures, clinical topic reviews and evidence-based-medicine sessions (journal club).
Christiana Care has nationally and internationally known professors on staff, and brings in lauded visiting professors for Grand Rounds.
All residents receive funding to complete the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program, as well as Advanced Trauma Operative Management course (ATOM) and the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery course (FLS).
Practical educational exposures include a fully equipped simulation lab, offsite cadaver anatomy lab, a trauma exposures course (ASSET), and a laparoscopic skills pig lab.
By providing instruction to junior and senior medical students and preparing at least one research project for publication during the categorical residency, General Surgery residents obtain valuable educational experiences.
Residents receive yearly educational stipends for attendance at national conferences and financial support for presenting abstracts, posters, and papers.