Postgraduate Education Programs

Part of the mission for the Department of Surgery is to advance research and education in surgical science across all disciplines and specialties. This mission extends to postgraduate education. We offer an abundance of training opportunities throughout the year.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Non-CME Educational Courses

We offer year-round continuing medical education opportunities to obtain CME credits, eligible for Maintenance of Certification Part II credit, through our educational offerings, including:

  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Grand Rounds Conferences
    • Bariatric Courses
    • Colon and Rectal Fellow Course
    • SAGES Course
    • Adv. GI Fellow Course
  • On-site Courses and Webinars
  • Online Grand Rounds Education

Surgical Training and Research Lab

The Surgical Training and Research Lab core facility is managed by the Department of Surgery and is available for your use to enhance the educational experience of your residents, fellows, attending surgeons and other allied health care professionals.

The Surgical Training and Research Lab provides hands-on training within our eight fully equipped surgical stations. Our expert and friendly staff members are there to help guide and teach new and innovative techniques.

The Surgical Training and Research Lab provides the following:

  • Device evaluation
  • Eight fully-equipped surgical stations
  • Fundamental and minimally invasive procedures
  • Human factors usability engineering studies
  • Industry-sponsored research
  • Integrated audio/visual system and conference room
  • Live and cadaveric models
  • Non-good laboratory practice (GLP) studies
  • Prototype development

Comprehensive Mini-Fellowship Programs

The mini-fellowship program is a comprehensive, educational program that focuses on training surgeons in a specified surgical procedure. The program is an educational opportunity for surgeons to understand and learn procedural specifics and patient-management strategies from leaders in their respective fields of study. Mini-fellowships typically are one to 1 ½ days in length and include didactics, live cases from the operating room and experiential instruction in teaching techniques in our skills laboratory.

Web Symposium Learning Experiences

Our webinars provide a unique, easy way for surgeons and vendors from around the globe to interact with one another in order to train, teach, debate, discuss and learn new techniques in their fields.

Participants can watch and listen from the convenience of their homes or offices - helping improve work-life balance for the surgeons and their families. If participants miss a point made by the speaker, our shows are recorded and available to view again - as many times as they like.

The most valuable way to learn is by communicating with one another. Our web symposiums provide an opportunity to speak and be heard. Join in on great debates, panel discussions as well as difficult case studies.