Residents are required to make a grand rounds presentation during their fourth and fifth years of residency. All residents are expected to complete an additional project during their second to third years of residency with direct mentorship by a faculty member. Faculty members in all of the divisions have active research projects.

The program has an annual lectureship (J.D. Ashmore Lectureship) and residents are encouraged to present a research paper at this meeting during their residency. Residents are encouraged to participate in numerous faculty projects and present their research at regional and national scientific meetings.

Resident Conference Paper Presentations

  • South Carolina Vascular Surgical Society
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • World Congress of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Perioperative Medicine
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Association of Program Coordinators in Surgery (ARCS), Global Surgery
  • NC/SC American College of Surgeons
  • 23rd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery, Lisbon Portugal

In the past five years department residents and faculty have made over 170 presentations at regional and national meetings, and 150 at local meetings. They have published more than 90 articles in peer reviewed journals such as The American Surgeon, The Journal of Vascular Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Click here to view a list of publications.

Resident Submissions for the J.D. Ashmore Video Contest

Pulmonary Sequestration
Jared Sanders, MD

aparoscopic Epiphrenic Diverticulectomy Heller Myotomy Dor Fundoplication
Edward J. Rapp, II, MD
Jesus E. Villarreal, MD
Christine A. Koop, PA