General Surgery Curriculum
The Surgery Residency Program offers a comprehensive clinical experience
for surgeons in training. Operative experience begins in the first year,
with progressive advancement in complexity of cases with experience. Each
graduating resident, over the course of the residency, is expected to
average greater than 1,000 cases.
Most rotations will take place at MountainView Hospital with the focus
on the primary components of general surgery. Trauma and Pediatric Surgery
rotations will be completed at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The core curriculum has been developed to integrate basic science, clinical
science, case studies and procedural skills into every rotation. Each
didactic lecture will begin with a discussion on the basic science aspects
of the subject being presented for incorporation into each clinical topic.
Residents will have the opportunity to discuss risk-benefit analysis in
the context of their plans of care and the use of evidence-based literature
to back surgical decisions.
Grand Rounds are held with invited academic speakers.
Journal Club is held monthly. Recognizing that medical literature is widely
variable in the quality of study design, data analysis and presentation
of results, the Journal Club will be an essential part of understanding
the literature and continued learning. Understanding the study design,
gathering reflective associated studies for comparison and knowing how
to apply appropriate statistics to evaluate a problem are essential discussions.
Didactics are held one day per week for a half day, as follows:
- 0700 M&M Conference
- 0800 SABISTON Conference
- 0900 Selected Readings in General Surgery or Journal Club
Simulation and skills training occurs weekly at the
Clinical Simulation Center