General Surgery Residency Program Resources

Opportunities exist for residents to improve teaching abilities through the American College of Surgeons Course “Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course” which is designed to educate residents in the development of essential non-clinical skills that are critical to their success as senior level residents to be more effective teachers.

In addition to iPads, computer access for residents is available throughout the Department of Surgery.

Each resident receives electronic copies of Selected Readings in General Surgery and has access to online resources available through the Medical College of Wisconsin Library.

SCORE is the General Surgery Resident Curriculum Portal that delivers educational content aligned with the curriculum to general surgery residents and residency programs.

The Residency Office maintains a list of favorite iPad applications as suggested by the residents.

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  Teaching Conferences

Teaching Conferences (PDF)
A number of teaching conferences complement the education program of the Department of Surgery:

Teaching Conferences Hospitals
Morbidity and Mortality Conferences  
Cardiothoracic Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Froedtert Hospital
Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Froedtert Hospital
Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Surgical Morbidity and Mortality St. Joseph's Hospital
Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Columbia St. Mary's
Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Aurora Grafton
Protected Block Curriculum  
PGY 1 Froedtert Hospital
PGY 2 Froedtert Hospital
PGY 3-5 Froedtert Hospital
Clinical Care Conferences  
Critical Care Conference Froedtert Hospital
Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Conference Froedtert Hospital
GI Surgery Case Conference Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Peripheral Vascular Board Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Multidisciplinary Pediatric Surgery Conference Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Multidisciplinary Breast Conference Froedtert Hospital
Endocrine Multidisciplinary Disposition Conference Froedtert Hospital
Endocrine Surgery Case Conference Froedtert Hospital
Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Conference Froedtert Hospital
Hepatic Tumor Conference Froedtert Hospital
GI Conference Froedtert Hospital
Vascular Case Conference Froedtert Hospital
Midwest Collegiate Teleconference Froedtert Hospital
IBD Conference Froedtert Hospital
Colorectal and GI Tumor Board Froedtert Hospital
Hernia Conference Froedtert Hospital
Transplant Liver Selection Conference Froedtert Hospital
Transplant Kidney Selection Conference Froedtert Hospital
Resident Teaching Conferences  
Trauma Case Conference Froedtert Hospital
General Surgery Case Review Conference Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Breast Endocrine Resident/Student Conference Froedtert Hospital
Chair's Journal Club Froedtert Hospital
Hepatobiliary Journal Club Froedtert Hospital
Critical Care/Trauma Journal Club Froedtert Hospital
Departmental Conferences  
Surgical Grand Rounds Froedtert Hospital
Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor Rounds Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Multidisciplinary Research Conference Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Clinical Research Conference Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Surgical Education Research Conference Froedtert Hospital
Program Conferences  
All Resident Meeting Froedtert Hospital
Chief Resident Meeting Froedtert Hospital

Surgical Grand Rounds are held on Wednesday mornings. Attendance is mandatory at Surgical Grand Rounds for all residents.

  General Surgery Rotation Schedule

General Surgery Rotation Schedule (PDF)

2015-2016 Rotation Schedule by Month Length of Rotation in Months
  Location PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4 PGY5
Trauma Surgery FMH 1     1.3 1.7
Critical Care FMH   1 2    
Acute Care Surgery FMH 1   2   1.7
Surgical Oncology Gastrointestinal 1 FMH 1     1.3  
Surgical Oncology Gastrointestinal 2 FMH 1   2    
Minimally Invasive General Surgery FMH 1     1.3  
Evans / Hernia FMH         1.7
Transplant Surgery FMH   1   1.3  
Endoscopy FMH   1      
General Surgery SJ 1 1     1.7
General Surgery CSM 1 2     1.7
Pediatric Surgery CHW 2 1   1.3  
Night Float FMH 1   2    
Surgical Oncology Breast Endocrine FMH 1     1.3  
Colorectal Surgery FMH   1     1.7
General Surgery AG       1.3  
General Surgery WMH       1.3  
General Surgery VA   1 2   1.7
Vascular Surgery VA   1   1.3  
Cardio-Thoracic VA   1      
Vascular Surgery FMH 1 1      
Elective* Varied     2    
Total Months   12 12 12 12 12
Froedtert Hospital - Site #1 FMH   *Possible Electives
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee - Site #2 CSM   Community Surgery
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Site #3 CHW   Endocrine Surgery
Clement Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Site #4 VA   Hand Surgery
St. Joseph's Hospital - Milwaukee - Site #5 SJ   Research
Waukesha Memorial Hospital - Waukesha - Site #6 WMH   Rural Surgery
Aurora Hospital - Grafton - Site #7 AG   Surgical Oncology
      Thoracic Surgery


  Social Activity Calendar

Department of Surgery Social Activity Calendar

November 23, 2015 Thanksgiving Dinner
January 2016 (TBD) ABSITE Exam
March 18, 2016 Match Day
June 1, 2016 Mock Oral Boards
Friday, June 17, 2016 Eberbach Lecture
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Eberbach Banquet
June 2016 (TBD) Welcome Picnic
  Resource Centers, Libraries and Other Resources

Research Centers, Libraries and other Resources
The following links are provided for additional information:

  Active Participation in Surgical Organizations

Active Participation in Surgical Organizations
The General Surgery Training Program provides membership for general surgery residents to the following surgical organizations:



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