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General Surgery Residency

General Surgery Residency On-Line Handbook

Clinical Competency Committee

The Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) is appointed by the Program Director and includes:

    • Patrick Walker, MD - Associate Program Director
    • Richard Lu, MD - Associate Program Director

Major Participating Site Directors:

    • Jong Lee, MD - Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston
    • Patrick Wallace, MD - St. Joseph’s Medical Center - Houston
    • Stephen Almond, MD - Driscoll Children's Hospital - Corpus Christi
    • Christopher Scally, MD - MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston
    • Arash and Kourosh Keyhani, MD - Memorial Hermann - Houston

Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)

The Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) will meet at least semi‐annually, is appointed by the
Program Director, and must include at least three program faculty members, and may include chief
residents who have completed core residency programs in their specialty. The duties of the Clinical
Competency Committee include:

  1. Reviewing all training evaluations of Resident/Fellow’s performance;
  2. Preparing the semiannual report of Resident/Fellow’s Milestones progress; and
  3. Making recommendations on Resident/Fellow’s progress including promotion, remediation
    and dismissal.

If clinical performance concerns arise, the Program Director may call a special CCC meeting to
review performance and to develop a coaching or remediation plan with follow‐up.