Today, the idiom “Full Circle” usually refers to the situation where one returns to a place of beginning. However, the first use of ”the Wheel is come full circle” is attributed to Shakespeare (King Lear, Act 5, scene 3) in reference to Fortuna, the mythical Goddess of chance, who would spin a wheel to change […]
Education stands at the core of a strong academic General Surgery residency program. Here in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, we believe that an innovative and intentional curriculum focused on what the residents truly need is key to a strong and effective education porgram. As such, our resident-led Curriculum Committee […]
Recruitment season is upon us! The General Surgery Residency team is hard at work preparing to interview applicants, having already completed one of five interview dates after receiving and reviewing over 1300 applications for our nine categorical positions for the 2022 Match. In addition to the reviews, we have held a number of themed “virtual open […]
Reinvent. Tumultuous. Pivot. Challenge. These words resonate when reflecting on the last few months and even the last year. As these words imply, it has been a rollercoaster ride throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the kind of ride where we gripped the handrails to keep up with the pace and at times appreciated that we […]
General surgery resident Britta Han, MD, MSEd, brings her passion for education to the WISE Center as an ACS-AEI Education Fellow.
General surgery chief residents recognize Steven Hunt, MD, for his mentorship at 2020-2021 graduation ceremony.
Congratulations to the graduating chief residents in general surgery, who go on to continue their training at Washington University in St. Louis and institutions across the country.
General surgery resident Jason Gauthier, MD, and team receive 2021 AJT Outstanding Article Award for lung transplantation research.
General surgery resident and ACS-AEI Education Fellow Eileen Smith, MD, presents research at Surgical Simulation Summit.
The Department of Surgery Annual Report is available now. The report recognizes the Department’s clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the past year.
It has been just over one year since we first began facing the COVID-19 pandemic in such a tangible and dramatic way. From campus shutdowns to clinic changes, daily screens to vaccinations, virtual recruitment to Zoom conferences – this past year has brought change after unexpected change. Despite these difficulties and the need to reinvent […]
Seemingly every aspect of 2020 has been unexpected. From the personal sacrifices to clinical challenges, from shut-downs to a virtual graduation ceremony, from virtual and socially-distanced intern orientation to virtual education conferences, simulation labs and assessments, this year has altered every aspect of surgical education. We are incredibly and sincerely thankful for everyone who has […]
Michael Awad, MD, PhD, has been named Integrated Surgical Disciplines Clerkship director. He will oversee the 12-week integrated surgical clerkship for third-year medical students, as well as curricular and career development efforts for all medical students in surgery. Dr. Awad will build upon the current success of the surgery clerkship and plans earlier and more […]