The Department of Surgery encompasses the divisions of General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine (Surgery), Ophthalmology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Endocrinology, Trauma and Burns, Vascular Surgery, and Urology. The goal of the Department is to foster an environment for the optimal education of residents and medical students and to prepare them to assume their roles in scientific and medical communities. Faculty are responsible for teaching medical students in the required core clerkship in surgery. Fellowships are offered in three subspecialties. The Department has a robust Division of Surgical Research which boasts an NIH-sponsored Trauma and Inflammation Research Training Fellowship.