Residents can attend one national conference every year, and others if they are presenting.
Participate in the TSDA Boot Camp.
Teaching conferences are held every week along with Morbidity and Mortality conferences and Journal club is held once a month.
Residents evaluate the curriculum and faculty performance via anonymous on-line evaluation forms completed at the end of each rotation. The director of the residency program reviews a summary of these evaluations. In addition, formal as well as informal individual meetings between residents and their program directors are conducted throughout the year to provide feedback to both the resident and the Surgery Education Committee.
Annual event discussing the program with faculty and residents and with an overview of the program.
Thoracic residents are given the Thoracic Surgery Director’s Association (TSDA) In-Training Exam once a year to evaluate residents on their medical knowledge.