General Surgery Residency Program
Basic and Clinical Science Curriculum
Residents are assigned readings each week from a basic science text and a clinical surgery text in preparation for a faculty lecture, which will unify and highlight the clinically relevant points of the topic covered. The interns will have an intern-specific curriculum and small group sessions once per week.
Program Director's Intent for the
Basic Science and Clinical Science Curriculum
Cover the broad issues in General Surgery and familiarize residents with the basics of:
- Surgical Vocabulary and Terminology
- Surgical Anatomy
- Surgical Physiology
- The Inter-Relationship of Body Systems
Provide the staff with an objective measure of resident knowledge based on:
- Established, Uniform Core Curriculum
- Resident Scores on Periodic Curriculum Testing
Provide basis for further resident in-depth reading and study:
- Required to manage the care of patients during the:
- Current Year
- Remainder of the Residency
- One's Future Career as a Surgeon
- Mandatory to score respectably on:
- In-Service Examinations
- Written Board Certification Examinations
- Oral Board Certification Examinations
Attendance at lectures is mandatory for all surgical residents and interns, PGY 1-5, on rotations at WBAMC regardless of the rotation service or subspecialty.
- Absenteeism and tardiness are strongly discouraged
- Lectures begin promptly at 7:00 AM in the Surgical Conference Room
A weekly reading assignment will be given.
- A quiz over the reading material may be given and recorded to monitor resident performance.
- Residents will present topics on surgical care as assigned.
Performance on the American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam (ABSITE) - The American Board of Surgery administers a yearly in-training examination which tests clinical and basic science knowledge. All residents and interns participating in general surgery programs are required to take this examination. At WBAMC a satisfactory performance on this examination is required.
Reminder to the Residents
Reading and Study beyond the Core Curriculum is necessary and expected!