Many conferences are sponsored by the department and the residents' active participation is vigorously encouraged.
The weekly residents' conference covers the range of the basic and clinical science of surgery and its specialties in a systematic fashion over a two-year cycle. A "team" of residents is guided in its presentation by a faculty member. Readings for the week are distributed to all residents before the conference and sessions are designed to be interactive. The sessions provide key information to aid in preparation for the annual in-training examination and, eventually, for the American Board of Surgery Qualifying Examination.
The Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Surgery Grand Rounds are held weekly for all Department of Surgery faculty and residents at OHSU and VAMC. St. Vincent, Good Samaritan, Emanuel, and Kaiser Sunnyside have their own weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences.
Besides the required conferences (M and M, grand rounds and resident teaching conference), the department faculty are involved in numerous other specialty conferences which residents attend while they are participating in those services. The following is a typical weekly calendar of events:
- Med/Surg GI Conference, OHSU
- Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, OHSU
- Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, OHSU
- Pathology Conference, GSH
- Tumor Board, GSH
- Teaching Rounds, GSH
- Trauma Conference, OHSU
- Green Surgery Teaching Conference, OHSU
- Breast Conference, OHSU
- Surgery Teaching Conference, VAMC
- Patient Teaching Rounds, VAMC
- Surgery M and M, GSH
- Cardiac Surgery M and M, StV
- Surgery Grand Rounds, StV
- Cardiac Rounds, StV
- Surgery Tumor Conference, OHSU
- Trauma Breakfast, OHSU
Saturday: Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds, OHSU