General Surgery

Program Overview

Commitment to education in a stimulating training environment contributes to the very successful pass rate over 90% among graduating residents on both the Qualifying and Certifying Examinations for the American Board of Surgery over the past two decades.

Goals & Philosophies

Commitment to education in a stimulating training environment contributes to the very successful pass rate over 90% among graduating residents on both the Qualifying and Certifying Examinations for the American Board of Surgery over the past two decades.

Program Highlights

Residents progress through a rotation schedule over five years carefully planned to provide operative experience with progressive responsibility in all areas of general surgery as well as endoscopy, critical care, and trauma. An outstanding experience in endocrine, oncologic, and vascular surgery is offered along with exceptional opportunities in the colorectal, thoracic, and pediatric surgical sub-specialties.

Every effort is made to maximize resident education, not service needs. Goals and objectives are provided at the onset of every rotation. The program director, assistant directors, and surgical teaching faculty regularly review each residents performance and the overall educational experience of the program. Exceptional training is the result, in a humane academic environment that maintains the safety, successful outcome, and compassionate care of the patient as its central focus. Graduating residents completing the residency perform around 1000 cases, with nearly 200-300 of those during their 5th year as the chief surgical resident

Diversity and Resident Wellness

Spectrum Health is committed to creating a healthy work environment which promotes wellness and a culture that is respectful, inclusive and positive .  Please visit the Spectrum Health Resident Wellness page and the Spectrum Health Diversity page to learn more.

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