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 2021 lecture “Are We Training a Surgical Workforce to Meet America’s Needs?” was given by J. David Richardson, MD, FACS.
Dr. J. David Richardson is a native Kentuckian who received his M.D. from the University of Kentucky and did his general surgery and thoracic surgery residencies at the University of Texas in San Antonio. Currently, he is Chief of Surgery and Director of Emergency Surgical Services at University Hospital, and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery. He holds the endowed Berel L. Abrams, M.D., Chair of Surgery at Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Richardson has held several of the most important positions in American surgery. He has served as President of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Western Surgical Association, and the Southern Surgical Association. He has also served as Chair of the American Board of Surgery and Vice Chair of the Residency Review Committee for Surgery. In 2012, he served as Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons. In October 2015, he was named President of the American College of Surgeons.