At Saint Joseph Hospital, we have a large lab conveniently positioned next to the resident work room and doctor’s dining room that has a variety of simulation equipment to fulfill all your AV dreams. Lap trainers, colonoscopy simulators, manikins for placement of drains/lines/tubes, suture material, suture boards, ultrasounds, and more. We also have a rousing competition each year for laparoscopic skills, with the winners being granted funding for a trip to ACS each year to compete in the national lap skills competition.
A huge strength of the Saint Joseph Hospital residency program. This is a resident-run conference with attending supervision. The chief residents alternate preparing comprehensive lectures to the residents and students. This enables residents to practice their leadership and teaching skills in addition to the content and knowledge acquisition of general surgery topics. Excellent for ABSITE and Boards prep. Residents and students are encouraged to be interactive.
Quarterly conference where residents are taken through mock oral type scenarios with immediate attending feedback. This is done in a group format so that all residents can learn techniques and knowledge from the examiners and examinees simultaneously. We also host a city-wide mock oral boards twice a year with other residencies in Denver to prepare residents for the real thing.
A fun and interactive way for residents to consider both sides of the coin for hot topics in general surgery. Topics and opponents are chosen in advance. All residents get the chance to participate over the year. Courtroom antics are encouraged!
A meticulous review of vascular surgery potpourri over the course of the year lead by the Vascular Surgery attendings. High yield material for being successful on your vascular surgery rotation, in addition to ABSITE and Board prep.