Ascension Providence Hospital - Didactic Conferences

Protected Conference times: 

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences:
Every Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.
It is set aside for presentation of morbidity and mortality cases. An interactive discussion with attendings and residents is encouraged. Presentation of current literature is emphasized.

Basic Science and Evidence-based Learning:
Every Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.
Protected time covering selected surgical topics relevant to the ABSITE. Prepared and presented by invited speakers, attendings and residents. This is the main educational event of the week.

Teaching Rounds:
Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.
Lectures given by attending physicians on pre-selected topics. Teams on a non-operative day are required to attend.

Surgical Skills and Dissection Labs:
Every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.
For Surgical Skills labs, residents learn through procedures and simulation scenarios utilizing laparoscopic towers, anatomical models and mannequins. For the Dissection labs, residents examine cadavers at the gross anatomy dissection lab reviewing pertinent surgical anatomy.

Tumor Board:
Every Friday, 7:00 a.m.
Multidisciplinary conference with oncology, pathology and radiology.

SEMCME Basic Science Review Course:
Bimonthly, 7:00 a.m.
Structured course on various basic science topics. Lectures given by guest speakers from Wayne State University, Ascension St. John Hospital, and Ascension Providence Hospital. Lectures are broadcast from Ascension Providence Hospital to Ascension St. John Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital.

Grand Rounds:
Weekly, 8:00 a.m.
Nationally-known specialists are invited to address topics of interest.

Resident Research Review
Monthly, 4:00 p.m.
Residents provide updates on research projects, with input from the faculty and other residents.  Residents also use this time to practice their presentations for future meetings.

Journal Club
Monthly, 5:00 p.m.
Four residents present recently-published journal articles relevant to current surgical practices.

Student Lectures:
Every day, various times
Two informative lectures are given by chief residents, and lectures are given by the Chairman, Program Director, Associate or Assistant Program Director on basic topics in surgery.  All students are required to attend and interns are encouraged to attend.