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The Department of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University takes all necessary measures to prepare our surgical residents for the high level of performance required to become a specialist. Our training not only focuses on straight medical knowledge, but also incorporates patient care and professionalism. Our residents graduate as well-rounded, knowledgeable surgeons, able to provide exceptional care.‌

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In addition to our residency program, the Department of Surgery offers postgraduate education and training.  Our mission with postgraduate education and training is to advance research and education in surgical science across all disciplines and specialties regionally, nationally and internationally.  Many training opportunities are offered throughout the year, including on-site courses, web symposiums, preceptorships, re-entry into practice, mini-fellowships and much more.

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‌Throughout the past few years, the Department of Surgery has become a testing center for various surgical techniques.  Our Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) testing center has been around for over 5 years.  In 2014, The Department of Surgery became a designated test center for Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) in which we are one of only three FES testing centers in the United States Midwest Region.  Most recently we became a test center for the FUSE program through SAGES.  FUSE is a program designed to meet the need for increased education and training in the principles and properties of operating electro surgical instruments safely.  FUSE was designed to certify that a successful candidate has demonstrated the knowledge fundamental to the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the operating room, endoscopic suite and other procedural areas. The educational module consists of a web-based multimedia presentation of didactic content which is available, free-of-charge online at SAGES Fuse web page.

Find out more about our program’s goals and objectives by exploring the links in this section.