General Surgery

The scope, practice, and expectations of general surgery are changing fast. From minimally invasive techniques to complex multidisciplinary trauma and cancer care, to the emergence of genomics and metabolomics in precision medicine, the trajectory of surgery is moving rapidly from individual excellence to team excellence, often faster than individual practices can adapt. The existing models of surgical care are not well equipped to navigate the exponential changes of modern surgery. The structure of surgical practice must be redesigned to capitalize on its unifying themes, identify strengths in diversity, and provide a framework for rapid progress and sustainability. The UBC Division of General Surgery is pursuing this agenda in 5 areas: Clinical Excellence, Education, Research & Innovation, Advocacy, and a Strong Network