Division of Surgical Education
MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Philip N. Redlich, MD, PhD
Gerald L. Schmitz MD Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Surgical Education
Associate Dean for Curriculum
The Medical College of Wisconsin Surgical Residency Program offers a large, diverse clinical experience, an opportunity for sophisticated research and an environment conducive to professional growth and maturation.
Our programs and curriculum have four major objectives of surgical education:
To foster development in each resident of positive humanistic attitudes as essential ingredients of excellence in surgical patient care;
To assure acquisition by each resident of appropriate technical surgical skills and an appreciation of surgical anatomy and physiology;
To provide opportunity for each resident to develop mature surgical judgment based both on theoretical considerations and on practical experience; and
To develop in each resident an inquiring mind, tempered by appropriate skepticism, by means of vigorous and candid review of one´s surgical work and by exposure to the problems of basic and clinical research
Our graduates continue surgical careers along a variety of avenues - private practice, academic surgery or fellowship training in a subspecialty. They are recruited for excellent positions in our region and elsewhere and are very competitive candidates for fellowship training. The Department offers further training in cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and surgical critical care.