Residents have many opportunities to provide input to the program. On a day-to-day level, residents help create the call schedule on their services and have great latitude to change it. At the beginning of each academic year, the different PGY levels meet to discuss upcoming rotations and present a preliminary yearly schedule to the administrative chief resident for review. All ideas and input are taken into consideration before the final schedule is drawn up. Periodically, town hall meetings are held to discuss issues before the scheduled resident retreat, which is held annually in the spring.

Administrative Chief Residents

Each year, two chief residents are selected by the Department of Surgery administration to become administrative chief residents. The administrative chief residents’ role is to work with the program director Paul Wise, MD, to create the yearly block schedule and the monthly call schedule for the residency. In addition, the administrative chief residents are responsible for moderating the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences and educational conferences. Administrative chief residents are also voting members of the Surgery Residency Committee. This is an excellent leadership opportunity within the Department of Surgery. William Chapman, Jr., MD, MPHS, and Kristen Seiler, MD, were selected as administrative chief residents for the 2021-2022 academic year.

William Chapman, Jr., MD, MPHS

Post-Graduate Year V

Kristen Seiler, MD

Post-Graduate Year V

Resident Representatives

Each year, the residents elect representatives to be voting members of the Program Evaluation Committee. This group meets most months to discuss resident, clinical and research issues. Erin Andrade, MD, MPHS, and Jessica Lindemann, MD, PhD, are the resident representatives for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Erin Andrade, MD, MPH

Post-Graduate Year IV

Jessica Lindemann, MD, PhD

Post-Graduate Year IV

Administrative Research Resident

This role involves research resident assignments for student and resident labs and lectures as well as coordination for visiting professors and assisting the AV resident. Cameron Casson, MD, is the current administrative research resident.

Cameron Casson, MD

Lab Resident

Audiovisual (AV) Residents

The AV resident assists presenters and lecturers with their presentations at morning conferences and the weekly M&M conference in addition to online organization and archiving of the lectures. Annie Hess, MD, and Hannah Phelps, MD, are the current AV residents.

Annie Hess, MD

Lab Resident

Hannah Phelps, MD

Lab Resident

Curriculum Committee

Each year, residents are selected by department leadership to serve in a two year role as curriculum committee co-chair. The committee  also includes the program director, vice chair of education, associate program directors, house staff office and WISE Center staff, as well as interested faculty and residents. The curriculum committee meets every other week to revise the general surgery education curriculum, develop the conference schedule, and recruit faculty to give lectures and education and simulation labs in the WISE Center. Julie Clanahan, MD, Britta Han, MD, and Annie Hess, MD, are the curriculum committee co-chairs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Clanahan and Han also serve as American College of Surgeons AEI education fellows.

Julie Clanahan, MD

Lab Resident

Annie Hess, MD

Lab Resident