We’re proud to offer comprehensive and innovative surgical education programs in all facets of surgical training. We provide robust clinical training for our 3rd and 4th year medical students, including core student rotations in general surgery, subspecialty electives, and an intern preparedness course required for students entering surgical specialty residencies. Our nationally recognized and competitive GME programs consist of 4 residencies and 10 fellowship training programs, providing outstanding surgical training for residents and fellows interested in the full range of surgical careers.
We also provide multiple opportunities for CME, ranging from traditional didactic CME programming and web access to our Departmental Grand Rounds, to innovative programs such as our “GlovesOn” and “Surgical Coaching” initiatives. Finally, all of our learners benefit from a mature and well-resourced simulation curriculum, our leadership in surgical education research, and our commitment to faculty development in education.
Latest Education News
Association of VA Surgeons to Host Annual Symposium in Madison
The Association of VA Surgeons will hold their 46th Annual Surgical Symposium here in Madison, WI, with University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery faculty James Maloney, MD, providing support as the Local Chair. The conference …
2023 Match: Announcing Our New Residents!
The Wisconsin Department of Surgery is excited to announce the selection of our 2022 matched residents. We’re pleased to welcome these gifted future surgeons to our residency programs! General Surgery Residency >> Academic Track Michael …
Fostering Leadership and Comradery in a Diverse and Dispersed Department
There are general professional development courses, and then there are healthcare-specific professional development courses. Many members of the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery have experienced both types of courses and have learned a little …
Welcome Monet C. McCalla, URiM Participant!
For aspiring surgeon Monet C. McCalla, a visit to Madison, Wisconsin balanced both new and familiar experiences. As a Florida native, McCalla felt at home kayaking on the lakes near campus. As a fourth-year medical …
Welcoming Our New Faculty!
Katherine Bakke, MD, MPH is one of our newest Assistant Professors through the Division of Acute Care & Regional General Surgery. She will be based at Unity Point-Meriter Hospital, where she will primarily focus on …
John Rectenwald, MD
Vice Chair of Education
Mallory Zink, MS
Director of Surgical Education
Resources for current physicians
- Surgery Grand Rounds
- Voice & Swallow Lecture Series
- Outreach Talks
- Surgical Coaching
- Otolaryngology Community Forum
Our online surgery Grand Rounds are offered each year, September through May, for free CE credit with self-assessment.
Our Voice & Swallow Clinics Lecture Series is comprised of expert lectures recorded live during private offerings held at the UW Voice & Swallow Clinic that you can review to earn CEU credit year round.
Learn more about our Voice & Swallow Clinics Lecture Series.
The GlovesOn goal is to educate the region’s surgeons on techniques available at UW Health to expand and enhance their surgical practice.
Our doctors are available to speak on a variety of surgery topics for your monthly or weekly journal clubs, case conferences, grand rounds and tumor boards.
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an international telehealth initiative. In our branch of the program, we connects the surgical specialists in the UW Department of Surgery with primary care providers across the region. Via a regularly scheduled videoconferences, UW specialists provide education and lead a collaborative discussion on submitted patient cases.
The Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Program adapts methodology and theory from the disciplines of education, music, athletics and executive coaching to develop a video-based coaching program for surgeons.
The University of Wisconsin Otolaryngology Community Forum is a recurring lecture series featuring presentations from members of the UW interdisciplinary otolaryngology team including otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, advanced practice providers (NP/PA), nursing, researchers in otolaryngology, audiologists, speech language pathologists, fellows and residents-in-training. These presentations are intended to the provide participant with evidence-based management of conditions of the head and neck, broaden their understanding, and engage.