The Duke Department of Surgery offers many opportunities for continuing medical education, including weekly Grand Rounds and accredited courses through the Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation. Faculty and trainees may also pursue advanced degrees via a multitude of programs offered through Duke University.
Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation
The Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation is dedicated to training surgeons using the latest surgical techniques and innovative procedures, including minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, and robotic surgery. Utilizing a combination of didactic lectures, live surgeries, video, and hands-on labs, hundreds of surgeons and allied health professionals from around the world have been trained through the center. Both accredited and non-accredited educational courses are offered throughout the year in a wide range of surgical specialties.
Continuing Medical Education
Continuing medical education (CME) offered through the Duke Department of Surgery provides opportunities for education, training, and guidance in providing exemplary surgical care to patients.
The Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation offers training in the latest surgical techniques and innovative procedures, including minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, and robotic surgery. Advanced training opportunities for faculty are also available through the Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD), the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), and other departments at Duke.
Advanced Training for Residents and Fellows
Advanced training opportunities are available for Duke Surgery residents and fellows. The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) offers a 2-year research fellowship training program. The InnovateMD program supports collaborations between surgical residents and engineering students and faculty in the field of medical device innovation. Additionally, Duke University offers various graduate degree programs.
Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Translational Science (MERITS)
The Duke Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Translational Science (MERITS) educational program offers multi-modal education modules for faculty, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and students to enhance team science, improve didactic teaching, and incorporate innovative resources to promote interdisciplinary approach to translational research at Duke.