|Conference||Frequency / Length||Person(s) Responsible for Conference|
|Department of Surgery Grand Rounds||2nd Tuesday of each month / 1 hour||Vice-Chair of Education / Division Chiefs|
|Morbidity & Mortality Conf||Weekly / 1 hour||Drs. Christian Streck, Rana Pullatt, and Mark Lockett|
|Basic Science||Weekly / 1 hour||Aaron P. Lesher, MD|
|Junior Journal Club(PGY1-2 Residents)||5 per year / 2 hours||Charleston Journal Club|
|Senior Journal Club(PGY3-5 Residents)||5 per year / 2 hours||Charleston Journal Club|
The Basic Science Course is intended to provide an introduction to within general surgery, with all essential topics covered at least every third year, and the most critical topics presented annually. The conferences are held weekly from July through May on Tuesday mornings from 8:00-9:00am in for all PGY levels (lecture location determined on a quarterly basis. Residents are excused from clinical duties on all services (including the operating room) during this time except for emergency care of patients. Designated preliminary (ortho, urology, ENT, ophtho, neurosurgery) are not required to attend. The schedules of conference topics and presenters are distributed annually and available on the website. Residents are expected to prepare in advance for the weekly conference by reading the appropriate reading assignment as noted on the conference schedule.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds are scheduled the second Tuesday of every month (July-June) at 7am (lecture location determined on a quarterly basis). These grand rounds are mandatory for all surgical faculty, house officers and students on service. Attendance records are maintained in the Department. Selected residents will participate on a regular basis in the grand rounds presentation and will, on occasion, be responsible for the entire grand rounds.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference:
Morbidity and Mortality Conference is held every Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. (lecture location determined on a quarterly basis) (except on the 2nd Tuesday of the month when the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds takes place of the M&M Conference). Attendance is mandatory for all surgical housestaff, students and attendings. Attendance records are maintained in the Department. The service reports are reviewed from the previous week and all complications and deaths are presented and discussed in detail by the resident responsible for that service or performing the procedure. The responsible resident is expected to have all pertinent x-rays, operative photographs, and/or pathology specimens available for this conference and to be prepared to discuss their cases in depth having prepared themselves by a thorough review of the pertinent literature.
Surgical Journal Club is held from August through May, alternating months between the PGY1/2 Junior Journal Club and the PGY3-5 Senior Journal Club. These are tentatively planned to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm when possible. The Development Office is coordinating with the local Charleston Journal Club and selected outside medical sponsors. The research resident(s) will select the articles to be discussed and these will be submitted to the Charleston Journal Club for selection by that month’s sponsor.