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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.

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!

Upcoming Events

July 8, 2022

Narrative Medicine Storytelling Tent

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July 11, 2022

Works-in-Progress (Center for Global Surgery)

Work-in-Progress at the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery provides an x2-month community for our ...

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July 13, 2022

ILTS/TTS Liver Transplant Center Twinning (Mongolia/Utah)

Now in its 3rd year, the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery keeps a schedule of  bi-monthly ...

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