Surgical Education

Surgery

Surgical Education

Surgical Education

Overview

The Division of Education supports Surgical Education across the entire learner spectrum, from Undergraduate Medical Education, through Graduate Medical Education, and extending to Continuing Medical Education. We focus on the core competencies of surgery, while always keeping in mind the unique aspects of our mission to care for those in harm's way. While the core education mission of our department is focused on our integrated healthcare campus in Bethesda, Maryland, we support all surgical education throughout the Military Health System.

Mission - Division of Education, Norman M. Rich Department of Surgery

The mission of the Division of Education in the Norman M. Rich Department of Surgery is to develop world class medical officer to care for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and their families. We will provide a scholarly environment and a dedication to excellence in education about surgically treated disease and care of the traumatically wounded. Our trainees will emerge with the professionalism, communications, and lifelong learning skills to become leaders in military and civilian academic medicine.

Core Clinical Sites

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Integrated UME / Integrated GME
Eisenhower Army Medical Center - Integrated UME / Affiliated GME 
Madigan Army Medical Center - Integrated UME / Affiliated GME
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth - Integrated UME / Affiliated GME
Naval Medical Center San Diego - Integrated UME / Affiliated GME
San Antonio Military Medical Center - Integrated UME / Affiliated GME
Tripler Army Medical Center - Integrated UME / Affiliated GME

SUR Ed Contact

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Surgery
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3155
Fax: (301) 295-3627

E. Matthew Ritter, MD, FACS
Vice Chair, Education
Program Director

David R. Welling, MD, FACS, DMCC
Director, Pre-Clinical Education

Annesley W. Copeland, MD, FACS
Director, Core Surgical Clerkships

    Suzanne McCoy
    Core Clerkship Coordinator
     (301) 295-5866

Lisa M. Cartwright, MD
Director, Advanced Surgical Clerkships

    Amanda McCombs
    Advanced Clerkship Coordinator
     (301) 319-8252

Mark W. Bowyer, MD, FACS, DMCC
Director, Surgical Simulations