SIU Division of General Surgery 
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Research Overview

The Division of General Surgery has a long tradition of nationally and internationally recognized research in the field of surgical education.  Recent projects have focused on team based learning and handoff skills, cognitive task analysis of surgical and endoscopic procedures, surgical skills development, operative performance evaluation, and the identification, classification, and remediation of learning deficiencies.  Projects in development currently include those focused on web based tools and electronic gaming in resident education and resident selection, and studies exploring surgery-specific issues and professionalism.  Members of the division are also involved in international surgical education projects and research, registry based outcomes research, and translational research focused on surgical oncology including breast, colorectal, and pancreatic neoplasia.