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Weekly Conferences - Attendance Policy

Surgery Grand Rounds & M&M Conferences

Policy:  In person or virtual attendance (minimum 75%) is required for all surgical residents. The only exception is for categorical residents in other programs who may have conflicting grand rounds. Residents on vacation are excused from attending. Residents must sign in to claim credit.

Intern Conference Series

Policy:  PGY1 surgical residents are required to attend a minimum of 75% of the sessions. This includes ALL GS PGY1s, categorical and preliminary. Categorical residents in other programs are encouraged to attend but may have conflicting conferences and should ask for clarification from their home department. Attendance is closely monitored. Residents on vacation are excused from attending. Residents must sign in to claim credit.

Junior Conference Series

Policy: PGY2 and PGY3 residents are required to attend a minimum of 75% of the sessions. Categorical residents in other programs are encouraged to attend but may have conflicting conferences and should ask for clarification from their home department. Attendance is closely monitored. Residents on vacation are excused from attending. Residents must sign in to claim credit.

Senior Conference Series

Policy: PGY4 and PGY5 residents are required to attend a minimum of 75% of the sessions. Attendance is closely monitored. Residents on vacation are excused from attending. Residents must sign in to claim credit.

Skills Lab Series

Policy:  Attendance is required for all PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3 residents, approximately every other week, or as scheduled, by the Surgical Skills Center Director. Refer to the Surgical Skills Center website for the current schedule.  Residents on vacation are excused from attending.

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