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Board Review

Residents review board topics and questions in preparation for both the in-service training examination and the general surgery boards.

Ethics and Professionalism (PGY1s)

The Chair of the Community Memorial Ethics Committee, who has an advanced degree in bioethics, discusses current ethical challenges in medicine and addresses concepts of professionalism.

Grand Rounds

A resident from each Community Memorial discipline (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopedics and General Surgery) alternates presenting key topics related to patients cared for by a multispecialty audience.

Journal Club

Residents lead quarterly sessions facilitated by faculty on surgical topics as well as diversity and the effect of social determinants of health on care. Sessions are focused on the practical application of biomedical statistics and the interpretation and critique of current, evidence-based medical literature.

Morbidity and Mortality

Weekly discussion in which residents and faculty participate to analyze adverse outcomes in patient care through peer review.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS)

Residents are required to complete IHI Open School courses online prior to Orientation. Our Quality department leads working sessions on QIPS fundamentals and exposure to RCA. The residency program periodically holds sessions to review institutional data and resident and faculty QIPS projects.

Research Series

To help jump start each resident’s research project, the Community Memorial Research Division provides essential knowledge required for success. Residents and faculty also meet regularly to review ongoing research projects. Finally, residents present their projects in a public forum locally twice per year and are encouraged to publish and present regionally and nationally.

Surgery Didactics

Faculty organize, supervise, and run extended block didactic sessions, designed to review relevant topics particularly important for passage of the certifying board exams. Content includes weekly faculty lectures based on SCORE, case and research reviews, practice questions and/or review quizzes, and other topics relevant to the practice of general surgery.

Tumor Board

Oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists meet weekly as a multidisciplinary team to discuss current oncology cases and treatment options.

All formal didactic conferences are protected time.