About the Department

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Surgery is the pursuit of excellence in comprehensive, patient-centered surgical care, teaching, research and evaluation of technology. The Department’s foremost responsibility is to its patients. To fulfill its larger role, the Department must also lead in the development of new knowledge and techniques, in the transmission of these to its communities of students, and in their application for the benefit of society at large.

TO THIS END,

The Department will provide for its patients of all ages comprehensive care of the highest quality, in a timely, effective, and efficient manner. Clinical care will be evidence-based wherever possible, and patient-centered outcomes will be monitored.

In fulfilling its educational mission, the Department will provide to its medical students, residents, fellows, as well as to its community of surgeons, the programs and learning environment to stimulate their curiosity and creativity and to develop the professional skills and human qualities required to deliver specialized surgical care.

The Departmental research programs will encompass basic science, clinical investigation, health service studies, and evaluation of technology and clinical care delivery systems.

The Department will train surgeon-scientists and surgeon-educators for its own renewal, as well as for the province, country and the international community. The Department will promote the development of new techniques and technologies, evaluate them for safety and efficacy, and define the methodology for their introduction into clinical practice.

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