Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Surgery offers a broad array of educational opportunities for surgeons at all levels of training. The Department is dedicated to excellence in education through each of our subspecialty surgical oncologic programs. The Department of Surgery supports the training of approximately 75 fellows per year in our world-renowned programs of intense surgical education in the multidisciplinary care of the cancer patient.
Continuing medical education is offered in the form of numerous surgical specialty conferences throughout the week. These are organized in a disease management setting, emphasizing the multidisciplinary care of the cancer patient as representatives from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology and other specialties meet to discuss patients and issues of common interest. The Department of Surgery sponsors many local, national, and international annual conferences on a broad range of surgical oncology topics to extend the understanding of the management of the cancer patient.
Program development and redesign characterizes the Office of Surgical Education, which provides administrative direction and oversight for this broad range of programs. The programs attempt to meet the vision of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as it seeks to meet the challenge of the progressive control and cure of cancer.