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

Faculty Feature - Dr. Robin Kim
education
Aug 01, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Robin Kim

In this month's faculty feature, we talked to Dr. Robin Kim to discuss the importance of technology in the field of transplantation and why future med students need to be open minded and ask questions. ... Read More

Surgery
Faculty Feature - Dr. Brigitte Smith
education
Jul 08, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Brigitte Smith

We’re proud to have Dr. Brigitte Smith on our faculty team. Learn what it means to be an educator for the next generation of surgeons and what advice she has for medical students interested in surgery. ... Read More

Surgery
Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media
research
Jun 28, 2019

Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media

Dr. Thomas Varghese, executive medical director at Huntsman Cancer Institute and head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery at U of U Health, collaborated with the Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum on the topic of Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media. This paper was jointly published in both the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. ... Read More

Surgery
Report Reveals Link between Air Pollution and Increased Risk for Miscarriage
research
Dec 05, 2018

Report Reveals Link between Air Pollution and Increased Risk for Miscarriage

research news, air pollution, miscarriage

Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. Researchers at University of Utah Health found women living along the Wasatch Front — the most populous region in the state of Utah — had a higher risk (16 percent) of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air pollution. The results are available online on December 5 in the journal Fertility and Sterility.... Read More

Surgery

Message From Our Vice Chair

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.

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