Graduate Medical Education

Educational Activities

General Surgery

“Residents are guaranteed to become good surgeon-clinicians after graduating. There is no issue with operative volume. You will begin operating intern year and the minimum case numbers will be laughable when it’s over.”

Anthony Cipriano, MD
2019 Graduate

Weekly Conferences

  • 1. Core Curriculum: A four hour weekly SCORE based attending led teaching conference
  • 2. Morbidity & Mortality
  • 3. Tumor Board: Thoracic, GI, Colorectal and Breast each have a separate tumor board once a week
  • 4. Vascular Surgery Resident Teaching Conference

Monthly Conferences

  • 1. Mock Orals
  • 2. Journal Club
  • 3. Trauma Surgery Morbidity and Mortality
  • 4. Vascular Surgery Morbidity & Mortality
  • 5. Foregut Conference
  • 6. Research Conference

Grand Rounds

St. Luke’s has 2-3 Grand Rounds a year, frequently with guests visiting from outside institutions. Below are some of our most recent speakers:
Russell Samson, MD, RVT, FACS – Vascular Surgery, Sarasota, Florida
“The Role of Heparin Bonded PTFE in Patients with Chronic Limb Ischemia or Claudication”

Edie Y. Chan, MD – Program Director, General Surgery, Rush University
“Burnout: Tips on Stoking the Flame and Avoiding Burnout”

Anthony W. Kim, MD - Professor of Clinical Surgery, Division Chief – Thoracic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC – Los Angeles, CA
“Relying on Big Data to Shape a Thoracic Surgeon’s Academic Career”