Didactic Curriculum

Academic Half Day

The academic half-day (AHD) is an alternative to the noon conference curriculum and involves a dedicated, weekly, 4-to-5-hour teaching period that can replace the traditional daily 1-hour noon sessions. We will follow the SCORE curriculum, which is a nationally accepted program.

Academic Half Day has been designed to include: 

  • Morbidity & Mortality
  • Basic Science Conference
  • Clinical Care Conference
  • Case Presentations
  • Board Review
  • Journal Club
  • Grand Rounds
  • General Surgery topics
  • Subspeciality Surgery topics
  • Simulation training
  • Behavioral Health topics
  • Research Projects
  • Professionalism & Interprofessional Communication
  • Wellness topics (physical, mental, & financial well-being)
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Quality Improvement
  • Utilization Management