Surgery Education

Education is a critical mission to the Department of Surgery faculty at SIU Medicine. We want our residents to challenge themselves to achieve their maximum capabilities as surgeons, but to do so in a positive learning environment that drives residents beyond what they thought was possible.

We have developed a dynamic clinical curriculum that prioritizes education over service, faculty are trained to teach and hired with clear expectations of their role as facilitators of learning, and an educational structure that values residents as a group and as individuals with separate learning needs and ambitions.