Office of Surgical Education

The Office of Surgical Education provides the administrative structure and resources to support excellence in education across the Department of Surgery.  The Office was established to streamline fundamental administrative needs across programs, facilitate collaboration, reward excellence, and encourage innovation in surgical education.

We desire to create a dynamic environment for learning that engages both faculty and trainees in excellence and innovation.

Department of Surgery Education Vision & Mission

  • The future of surgical education, delivered today.
  • We provide comprehensive education to every trainee and shape the future of surgical education through innovation and discovery.

Latest News

AHSE Education Scholarship Mini-Course Opportunity
Jan 29, 2020

AHSE Education Scholarship Mini-Course Opportunity

The Academy of Health Science Educators (AHSE) is sponsoring a mini-course in educational scholarship this spring. The mini-course, a condensed version of AHSE's year-long introductory course on educational scholarship, will be held in April and/or May 2020. ... Read More

Jan 29, 2020

Gary Dunnington, MD Presenting at Grand Rounds

Visiting Professor and Chair of Surgery at Indiana University, Dr. Gary Dunnington, will present "Building Surgical Education Culture: the Flywheel Effect" on February 12th at 7:00 am in the Huntsman Cancer Institute Auditorium, 6th floor. ... Read More


Message From Our Vice Chair - Brigitte Smith, MD, FACS, FSVS

Brigitte Smith

We in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah are committed to excellence within the education mission and believe that surgical education must be approached with intention.

The current environment of medical education, overlaid with the complexities of modern healthcare, requires a thoughtful and innovative approach to optimize student and resident learning and achievement.

We support all of our teaching faculty and career educators through our Section of Education  and are committed to advancing the field of surgical education with this community of educators.


You can help the Office of Surgical Education continue to progress with even a small contribution. Give today!

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