• Conferences

  • The Program provides regularly scheduled conferences and teaching opportunities at which each resident’s attendance is expected.

    Residents are encouraged to make every effort to attend as many conferences as possible. View conferences offered; other conferences and committees may be added as applicable.

    A general description of conferences follows:

    • Weekly Didactic Sessions: Didactics cover the full spectrum of general surgery, including ortho-spine, neuro-vascular, cancer, brain tumor and surgery. Additionally, Residents are encouraged to attend (when possible) Ortho Trauma Conference, Tumor Board and the Lightening Data Conference (a quarterly conference which includes Colorado experts and reviews of lightening-strike cases and related data). Faculty and volunteer specialists provide weekly lectures year-round.
    • Trauma Morbidity and Mortality Conference: The goal of this conference is to review adverse events and learning points as well as review unique and interesting cases with Trauma Services. Cases are reviewed in a supportive environment identifying systems that could be improved, current treatment guidelines and potential learning opportunities.
    • General Surgery Peer Review
    • Trauma Clinic: Each resident is assigned, along with a faculty preceptor, to perform schedule procedures and/or follow-up exams on recently discharged trauma patients; one-on-one supervision with a member of the trauma team is provided.
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