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:

Provide the staff with an objective measure of resident knowledge based on:

Provide basis for further resident in-depth reading and study:

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.

A weekly reading assignment will be given.

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!