Junior Resident SCORE Curriculum

This conference will replace surgery 101& 201, and will meet on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00pm-5:00pm.  Each week the group will review the modules assigned for the This Week in Score Curriculum (TWIS).  With each TWIS assignment the all residents will be expected to:

  • Complete the quiz associated with the weekly assignment in advance
  • Review the modules assigned with particular focus on the two bolded modules and any italicized modules on the calendar below
  • Come to class prepared to discuss the conference prep questions in class

Each week one resident will be assigned to lead the discussion of the conference prep questions. One faculty member with expertise in the subject of interest will be assigned as the curriculum mentor for that week. Presenting residents should review their presentation with that faculty member in advance of the session. The curriculum mentor for the week will also attend SCORE conference as schedules permit to assist in facilitating discussion and to answer any questions that arise from the presentation.

You will be expected to sign out your clinical work to you other teammates who are not attending conference and this will represent true protected time.  Residents rotating on non-Department of Surgery rotations are not required to attend this conference, but are encouraged to attend.  All other PGY 1&2 residents and PA residents are required to attend conference.

2020-2021 SCORE Conference Curriculum

Week # Week Starting Topic Associated Modules
17/7/23Patient Safety and Outcomes
Inspiring a Healthy Culture for Patient Care
Understanding the Data and Methods to Evaluate Performance
Problem-Based Quality Improvement
Local Engagement in Quality Improvement
Principles of Disparities in Surgical Care
Thyroid Nodule
Ultrasound of the Thyroid
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroidectomy – Partial or Total
Hypothyroidism – Postoperative
37/21/23Benign Biliary, Part 2 of 2
Bile Duct Injury – Iatrogenic
Bile Duct Injury, Iatrogenic – Acute Repair
Choledochoenteric Anastomosis
Choledochal Cyst
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Anesthesia, General – Agents and Techniques
Anesthesia, Regional and Local – Agents and Techniques
Choice of Anesthesia
Conscious Sedation – Agents and Techniques
Intraoperative Monitoring and Common Intraoperative Problems
Postoperative Pain Management
Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids
58/4/23Organ System Dysfunction, 1 of 2
Derangements of Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance
Renal Failure
68/11/23Professional Development Planning
78/18/23Biliary Neoplasms and Jaundice
Benign Biliary Obstruction
Benign and Malignant Neoplasms of the Gallbladder (formerly Biliary Neoplasms)
Cholangiocarcinoma (formerly Biliary Neoplasms)
Extended Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Cancer (formerly Gallbladder Cancer – Operation)
Bile Duct Cancer- Operation
Cholangiocarcinoma Resection (formerly Bile Duct Neoplasms – Operation)
88/25/23Benign Anorectal, Part 2 of 2
Hemorrhoids – Management
Anal Dysplasia and STDs
Perianal Condylomas – Excision
Fecal Incontinence
Rectal Prolapse
Rectal Prolapse – Repair
99/1/23Liver Neoplasms and Portal Hypertension
Cirrhosis/Portal Hypertension (Ascites)
Hepatic Neoplasms – Metastatic
109/8/23Pancreas and PancreatitisAcute Pancreatitis
Chronic Pancreatitis
Pancreas Divisum
Pancreatic Ultrasound – Intraoperative
119/15/23Stomach, Part 1 of 2
Gastrectomy – Partial/Total
Vagotomy and Drainage
Gastric Adenocarcinoma
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Gastroduodenal Perforation – Repair
Postgastrectomy Syndromes – Revisional Procedures
129/22/23Abdominal Trauma, Part 1 of 3
Colon and Rectal Injury
Duodenal and Pancreatic Injury
Gastric and Small Intestinal Injury
Gastrointestinal Tract Injury – Repair
139/29/23Systems-Based Practice
Advocating for Quality Patient Care
Coordinating Patient Care
Cost Awareness and Risk-Benefit Analysis
Identifying Systems Errors – Root Cause Analysis
Working Effectively in Various Healthcare Delivery Settings and Systems
Working in Interprofessional Teams
Diversity in the US Surgical Workforce
1410/6/23Small Intestine, Part 2 of 2
Ileostomy and Ileostomy Closure
Meckel Diverticulum
Enteric Infections and Blind Loop Syndrome
Small Intestinal Neoplasms
Mesenteric Ischemia – Acute (Arterial, Venous, and Nonocclusive)
Superior Mesenteric Artery Embolectomy/Thrombectomy
Access Procedures for Nutritional Support
Nutritional Support
Nutritional Assessment
Nutritional Requirements
1610/20/23Cancelled – Mock Orals
Lower GI Endoscopy
Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar Lavage
1811/3/23Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn Disease – Surgical Management
Ulcerative Colitis – Surgical Management
1911/10/23Off – Veterans Day
2011/17/23Miscellaneous TraumaGeriatric Trauma
Pediatric Trauma
Trauma in Pregnancy
Traumatic Brain Injury
2111/24/23Off – Thanksgiving
2212/1/23Pancreatic Tumors
Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms (this module is a combination of Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas and Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms)
Pancreatic Neoplasms – Endocrine
Pancreatic Neoplasms – Exocrine
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasias
Parathyroid Cancer
2412/15/23Pediatrics, Part 3 of 4
Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia – Repair
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical Hernia – Repair
Abdominal Mass
2512/22/23Off- Holiday Schedule
2612/29/23Off- Holiday Schedule
271/5/24Gynecology and Obstetrics
Ectopic Pregnancy
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Gynecologic Neoplasms
Cesarean Section
Hysterectomy and Salpingo-oophorectomy
Surgical Considerations in the Pregnant Patient
281/12/24Critical Care, Part 2 of 3
Ultrasound Use for Intravascular Access
Vascular Access
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
291/19/24AneurysmsArterial Aneurysms – Aortic
Abdominal and Aortoiliac Aneurysm – Repair
Arterial Aneurysms – Peripheral
Peripheral Aneurysms – Repair
301/26/24Off – ABSITE
312/2/24Abdominal Trauma, Part 2 of 3Initial Assessment and Management of Trauma
Abdominal Exploration for Trauma
322/9/24Extremity and Spinal Trauma
Extremity Injuries
Hand Tendon Repairs
Brachial Plexus Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
332/16/24Ethics, Part 2 of 2
Decision-Making Capacity
Surrogate Decision Making
Advance Directives
Do Not Resuscitate
Withdrawing and Withholding Life-Sustaining Treatments
342/23/24BiostatsStudy Design
Tests of Significance and Measures of Long-term Survival
Bias in Research Design and Studies
353/1/24Organ System Dysfunction, 2 of 2Hypovolemic Shock
Neurogenic Shock
Sepsis and Septic Shock
Endocrine Dysfunction
363/8/24Stomach, Part 2 of 2Gastrointestinal Bleeding – Upper
Stress Gastritis
Morbid Obesity
Morbid Obesity – Operation
GISTs and Miscellaneous Neoplasms
373/15/24Neck Trauma
Upper Airway Obstruction
Initial Diagnosis and Management of Neck Trauma
Management of Airway Injuries of the Neck (formerly Upper Aerodigestive Tract Injury)
Neck Exploration for Trauma (formerly Neck Injuries – Management)
383/22/24Vascular Access
Vascular Exposure – Principles
Venous Access Devices – Insertion
Arteriovenous Graft/Fistula
Vascular Access for Dialysis
393/29/24Off – Visiting Professor
404/5/24Preoperative Evaluation, Part 1 of 2Evaluation of Surgical Risk
Preoperative Assessment and Management of Coexisting Infection
414/12/24Abdominal Vascular Disease
Renal Artery Disease
Mesenteric Occlusive Disease – Operation
Arterial Aneurysms – Visceral
424/19/24Pediatrics, Part 4 of 4
Gastrointestinal Bleeding – Lower
Intussusception – Operation
Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula – Repair
Anorectal Malformations
Anorectal Malformations – Operation
Congenital Aganglionosis (Hirschsprung Disease)
434/26/24PlasticsEsophagomyotomy (Heller)
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Cricopharyngeal Myotomy with Zenker’s Diverticulum – Excision
Esophageal Caustic Ingestion and Foreign Bodies
445/3/24Critical Care Part 3
Respiratory Failure: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), and Pneumonia
Airway Access: Intubation and Surgical Airways
Mechanical Ventilation
455/10/24Breast, Part 3 of 3
Breast Cancer – Paget Disease of the Nipple
Atypical Hyperplasia, Flat Epithelial Atypia, and Lobular Carcinoma in Situ
Excisional Breast Biopsy and Partial Mastectomy
Mastectomy – Simple, Modified Radical, and Radical
Postmastectomy Reconstruction Options
465/17/24Pancreatic Resections
Pancreatectomy – Total
Management of Ampullary Tumors
Pancreatectomy – Distal
475/24/24Pain Management
Pain, Acute – Management
Pain, Chronic – Management
Nerve Blocks – Digital and Peripheral
485/31/24Arterial Occlusive Disease, Part 2 of 3
Peripheral Arterial Emboli
Embolectomy/Thrombectomy – Arterial
Endovascular Intervention Principles
496/7/24Soft Tissue Infection
Soft Tissue Infections (this will be a consolidation of Cellulitis and Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections)
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Soft Tissue Infections – Incision, Drainage, Debridement
Paronychia and Felon
506/14/24Geriatrics/End of Life
Goal Setting with Elderly Patients and Families
Perioperative Management of Geriatric Patients
Advance Directives, DNR Orders, and Power of Attorney
Palliative and Hospice Care
516/21/24Oncology and Tumor Biology
Tumor Immunology
Adjunctive Therapy for Cancer
526/28/24Interpersonal Skills, Part 3 of 3
Giving and Getting Feedback
Safe Handoff of Patient Care Duties
Communicating Medical Errors (formerly Medical Errors and Apology)
Social Skills (Communication & Teamwork and Leadership)
Cognitive Skills (Situation Awareness and Decision Making)
Allyship and Bystander Intervention