All residents work with faculty on research projects throughout their training. The capstone of the research curriculum is our Surgical Resident Research Colloquium.
Residents present their research to their colleagues, and faculty. Many of these presentations go on to be presented at regional and national meetings, as well as publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Residents pose at a recent University of North Dakota
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Frank Lowe Research Day
Annual Research Colloquium
Edwin C. James Lectureship
The Edwin C. James Lectureship was established in honor of Edwin C. James, M.D., FACS
(1932–1994); Professor and Chairman, UND Department of Surgery, 1980–89; Dean, UND
School of Medicine & Health Sciences 1988–93; and Founder of the UND Surgical Residency
SMHS Research Lecture Series
Basic principles of scientific inquiry, including how research is designed, conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care, is taught in our program. Learn more here: https://libguides.und.edu/fargolibrarian/researchprogram
The 2022 lecture “Achieving Surgery – Quality Lessons Learned” was given by Dr. Clifford Ko, director of the American College of Surgeons Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.
Dr. Ko’s work focuses on surgical quality of care, including quality measurement, process improvement, value-based care, and achieving high reliability in surgical care. He has served in advisory roles to national and international efforts for achieving higher quality and safety including the World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine, the National Quality Forum, and PCORI. He has received millions of dollars in grant funding to study quality of care from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Veterans Administration.