Chief Residents’ Presentations (May 8, 2024)

Needs Statement

Surgeons, advanced practice providers, fellows, residents, and medical students in various surgical specialties and subspecialties need to receive regular updates on advances in surgical care and clinical practices. Novel technologies and procedures will be examined as means to improve the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions requiring surgical intervention. The series aims to expand the knowledge of learners, enhance surgical skills, increase surgical efficiency, disseminate surgical best practices, and improve surgical outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, fellows, and residents.

Learning Objectives

Residency: Find Your Focus
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
  • Examine caffeine intake in the medical field.
  • Explore the effects of caffeine on focus, productivity, and restorative sleep.
  • Evaluate wellness and sleep patterns among residents.
Constant Humbling: A Lifelong Journey in Surgery
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
  • Explore the significance of humility in cultivating strong doctor-patient bonds.
  • Discuss how humility should be an encouraged skill amongst surgical trainees and valued as much as technical excellence and clinical judgement.
  • Examine how master surgeons are often excellent examples of intentional humility.
Reverse Engineering a Great Surgery Resident
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
  • Discuss characteristics defining a great surgery resident.
  • Define surgical judgement and explore how it is taught.
  • Examine various models of leadership in surgical practice and patient care.
  • Uncover technical and professional pearls from Baylor College of Medicine master surgeons.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Course expires: 

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation


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