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Office of Surgical Education

Career Development

The Office of Surgical Education provides the administrative structure and resources to support excellence in education across the Department of Surgery.  The Office was established to streamline fundamental administrative needs across programs, facilitate collaboration, reward excellence, and encourage innovation in surgical education.

We desire to create a dynamic environment for learning that engages both faculty and trainees in excellence and innovation.

Education Vision & Mission


The future of surgery, delivered today


We provide comprehensive education to every trainee and shape the future of surgical education through innovation and discovery.

Message From Our Vice Chair

We in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah are committed to excellence within the education mission and believe that surgical education must be approached with intention.

The current environment of medical education, overlaid with the complexities of modern healthcare, requires a thoughtful and innovative approach to optimize student and resident learning and achievement.

We support all of our teaching faculty and career educators through our Section of Education  and are committed to advancing the field of surgical education with this community of educators.

Brigitte Smith, MD, FACS, FSVS

Brigitte Smith Vascular Surgeon Vice Chair Surgical Education

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