SAGES offers a series of courses on advanced laparoscopic procedures and techniques. The topics are selected by the SAGES Resident and Fellow Training (RAFT) Committee to address the breadth of interests of SAGES Candidate members. Upcoming courses will give general surgery residents exposure in foregut, solid organ, colon, bariatric and hernia surgery. The faculty will discuss indications and surgical techniques of those subspecialties. In addition to classroom didactics, each course involves an extensive laboratory experience.
SAGES resident course faculty includes many of the most experienced and respected endoscopic surgeons in the world. Tuition for residents will be free and includes travel, hotel (shared rooms), ground transportation, and course materials.
Program Directors are invited to designate a surgical resident to participate in each course. Residents must be PGY 4 or 5 and must be a SAGES Candidate member to be accepted into Advanced Courses. For more information on Candidate membership, please use this link.
We believe that the ongoing series of courses are a stimulating and productive way to further expose surgical trainees to the techniques of endoscopic surgery, to standardize their knowledge base in the area, and to provide strong educational support for the endoscopic resident education programs.
Please contact Vanessa Cheung at [email protected] for further assistance on these courses.
Course announcements for all SAGES resident courses are sent to all Program Directors and Resident Coordinators.
SAGES Resident & Fellow Training (RAFT) Committee