Teaching Conferences

A wide variety of didactic lectures and surgical teaching conferences are available on our extended campuses in all major surgical specialties. Conferences are attended by faculty, residents, and both junior and senior medical students from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Numerous visiting professors are scheduled on campus throughout the year and serve as an important external teaching resource. A number of surgical symposia are sponsored by the department on an annual or alternate year basis in Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Breast Diseases and Gastrointestinal Oncology.

In addition, the Department of Surgery at the IU School of Medicine and the Indiana State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons co-sponsor quarterly educational meetings and dinners during which a distinguished Visiting Professor is invited to lecture. These meetings permit the residents ready access to the practitioners from around the state.

At the beginning of each academic year, new residents in surgery take the Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS) as an introduction to emergency room and trauma care. A set of core surgical curriculum lectures are also scheduled weekly during July and August for PGY-1 level trainees to aid in their orientation to the house staff function.

During the past few years, a number of mini-courses have been offered to the resident staff including: seminars to teach residents how to teach, conflict management, communication skills, minimally invasive surgical techniques (basic and advanced laparoscopy), computer science, medical statistics and principles of surgical oncology.

 Conferences for our Housestaff

Breast conference Peds SurgeryClinical Problems
Department Morbidity & Mortality Peds Surgery - M & M
Education Hour Peds Surgery - Topics
GI Conference Plastic Surgery - Indications
Grand Rounds Surgery Research Forum
Methodist Director's Conference Selected Readings
Methodist M & M Thoracic Topics
Methodist Trauma/ER Conference
VA General Surgery Conference

Pancreas/ERCP Conference

VA Tumor Conference
Peds Surgery - Neonatal Conference Vascular Conference

Peds Surgery - Basics

Wishard Trauma Journal Club

Wishard Trauma M & M


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