The educational program employs a variety of methods to foster learning in basic science and clinical knowledge as well as the general competencies endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Protected education time is scheduled for one hour every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. These consist of
- ABSITE reviews
- SCORE lectures
- SEMCME lectures
- anatomy lectures with cadaver lab dissections
- surgical skills sessions
- sub specialty conferences
- monthly journal club
Tuesdays are reserved for mortality and morbidity conference and grand rounds
Residents participate in informal teaching experiences including:
- bedside rounds
- outpatient clinics
- operative procedures
Residents also participate in a variety of informal teaching experiences including bedside rounds, outpatient clinics and operative procedures under the direct supervision of highly dedicated teaching faculty. We believe that a self-motivated and self-directed approach to continuing education and lifelong learning is incumbent upon all qualified and dedicated professionals. In order to cultivate these skills and provide a structure for independent study throughout the training program, all residents are provided with written objectives as well as a comprehensive surgical textbook. All residents are expected to actively pursue and remain abreast of the current literature as it pertains to patients under their direct care. To facilitate this type of in-depth study, all resident have uninterrupted access to the on-site medical library with full copying privileges.
Beaumont is an institutional member of the Southeastern Michigan Continuing Medical Education
(SEMCME) which includes many residency programs in the Detroit Area. Through this SEMCME residents are able to participate in a bi-weekly teleconferenced lecture on basic science given by expert surgeons from around the Detroit area and two SEMCME sponsored mock-oral examinations. The in-training examination (ABSITE) is given each January, and is administered to residents of all levels of training. A mock-oral examination is held each spring for all residents and is performed in the style of the oral certifying examination.