Our mandate

Improving performance and patient outcomes through education

We stand for excellence, innovation, and collaboration in education.

We assume that:

  • Physicians are learners who seek to learn and improve patient care. They want to achieve the best patient outcomes.
  • Change is essential to surgical practice.
  • Education is the catalyst for change.

We believe in:

  • Best practice in design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Measurable educational outcomes
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation and technology to support education
  • Quality as a differentiator

We achieve this by:

  • Bringing together clinical and educational expertise
  • Applying sound adult education principles
  • Developing competency-based curricula based on backward planning
  • Providing faculty development
  • Creating and delivering high-quality educational resources
  • Conducting educational research