The Department of Surgery is very rich in original research by world-class leaders in surgical techniques. 

The research activities in the Goodman Simulation Center focus on specific areas in all the major topics in medical education.  Projects past and ongoing at the GSC include: curriculum development, blended learning, faculty development, feedback, learner assessment, program evaluation, inter-professional education, simulation and educational tool validity, clinical decision making, emotional intelligence in the assessment of applicants in surgery, trends in resident evaluation, and warm-up in surgery.

Recent Presentations

Scientific Presentations

Brandford E, Braverman G, Hasty B, Merrell SB, Shipper E, Lau JN.  A Student-generated Definition of Mistreatment: A Qualitative Analysis.  2017 Surgical Education Week.  ASE Paper Session 1.  San Diego, CA, April 2017

Hasty B, Merrell S, Miller S, Shipper E, and Lau JN.  Impact after Implementation of a Novel Mistreatment Curriculum in the Surgical Learning Environment: A Medical Student's Perspective. 2017 Surgical Education Week.  ASE Plenary Paper Session.  San Diego, CA, April 2017

Poster Presentations

‘Determining the Educational Value of an Intensive Surgical Immersion Experience Curriculum for Pre-Clinical Medical Students’.  Shipper E, Lin DT, Merrell SB, Miller S, Lau JN.  Surgical Education Week/ASE 2017.  San Diego, CA, April 20, 2017.

“Intensive, Integrated Pre-Clinical Surgical Immersion Curriculum for Early Exposure to Surgery” Hasty B, Miller S, Shipper E, Merrell SB, Lau JN. 2017 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Meeting, Chicago IL, March 17-18, 2017.

‘Assessment of Creativity in Surgeons’ Mazer LM, Merrell SB, de Ruijter V, Lau JN.  Surgical Education Week/ASE 2016. Boston MA, April 11, 2016.

Recent Publications

Liebert CA, Mazer LM, Merrell SB, Lin DT, Lau JN.  Student Perceptions of a Simulation-Based Flipped Classroom for the Surgery Clerkship: A Mixed-Methods Study. 2016 Sep;160(3):591-8.  PMID 27262534

Lin DT, Liebert CA, Lau JN, Salles A.  Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Resident Well-Being.  J Am Coll Surg.  2016 Aug;223(2):352-8.  PMID 27182037

Liebert CA, Mazer LM, Bereknyei S, Lin DT, Lau JN. Effectiveness of the Surgery Core Clerkship flipped classroom: a prospective cohort trial. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb;211(2):451-457.  PMID 26687962

Liebert CA, Zayed MA, Alami O, Tran J, Lau JN.  Novel Use of Google Glass for Procedural Wireless Vital Sign Monitoring.  Surg Innov. 2016 Aug;23(4):366-73.  PMID 26848138