The Department of Surgery is an academically-oriented department based on an underlying foundation of excellent clinical experience. Our residents are prepared to become leaders in a community of private practitioners or to succeed in the progression of an academic career. In general, one third of our residents go on to fellowship training and one quarter of our residents ultimately seek academic positions. Our faculty is committed to resident education and providing a work environment which fosters critical thinking and gaining experience in all aspects of general surgery.
Urology is the only specialty residency; therefore the resident has the opportunity to gain a variety of surgical experiences. In addition, the resident has an opportunity to perform fundamental research. We are very proud of the program and the fact that our graduates have been successful in their careers.
The Department of Surgery provides surgical education by delivering the highest quality patient care, teaching and research.
Simulation is the imitation of real-life experience including the use of task and virtual reality trainers, as well as standardized patients to refine technical and clinical skills of healthcare professionals. At the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, the goal is continual improvement in quality of patient care and safety through education, practice, and assessment. Simulation can replicate almost any diagnostic or therapeutic situation, from simple IV insertions using low-fidelity task technology to complicated surgeries using high-fidelity, computerized manikins or virtual reality modules.
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