The Goodman Surgical Education Center at Stanford Surgery offers a variety of programs and teaching tools which meets the needs of many healthcare constituents – undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and allied health practitioners. Curricula, modules, and courses have been developed to meet the particular needs of the learners with the most effective teaching tools. There is surgical PGY level-specific curriculum which targets the specific needs of each resident year and provides a logical progression from basic skills to advanced procedures and leadership training.
The Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) is a joint faculty development program of the Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesia departments. The Series is a once monthly seminar on core topics within medical education presented by content experts to a multi-disciplinary audience across all levels. For the first time this year, we are also offering an Honors Certificate in Medical Education for participants who attend a majority of the Seminars and complete and present a scholarly project in medical education. In our inaugural year, we have 50 Honors Scholars from ten disciplines, ranging from interns to program directors and hospital administrators. All of the Seminars are open for anyone, whether or not they are participating in the Honors Certificate.