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Program Information - General Surgery Residency

General Surgery Residency Mission Statement

To promote surgical excellence and actively assist our trainees in becoming compassionate and proficient surgeons of tomorrow.

Curriculum

  • AOA accredited. ACGME pre-accreditation status.  We are committed to apply for ACGME accreditation with expected decision by the Review Committee on the afternoon of January 18, 2019. 
  • Case volumes for general surgery exceed ACS requirements.
  • Outpatient clinic experience at Surgical Affiliates, Katzmann Breast Center, Weight Loss & Nutrition Center (bariatric services) and Trauma Clinic.
  • Excellent didactic program, including regular Grand Rounds, M&M, Faculty/Resident Lectures, Specialty Conferences (Breast, Critical Care, GI,Trauma, Vascular), as well as Journal Club.
  • Resident teaching opportunities through faculty appointment at Des Moines University.
  • Research opportunities available.

Faculty

  • More than 20 passionate, dedicated teachers.
  • Rotations include general surgery, surgical oncology, breast, colorectal, trauma, ICU, vascular, transplant, pediatric and cardiothoracic. All available in-house.

Resident Call

  • Night Float rotation system; PGY 1-4 average 1 night in 5.
  • Chief residents on call from home.

Procedures

Here is an overview of the number of procedures completed by general surgery residents:  

 

Recd

Average Last 3 Years

Skin/Soft Tissue/Breast

25

134

Head & Neck

24

37

Alimentary Tract

72

223

Abdominal

65

386

Liver

4

5

Pancreas

3

4

Vascular

44

77

Endocrine

8

15

Thoracic

15

24

Pediatric

20

16

Plastics

5

6

Endoscopy

85

222

Laparoscopic-Basic

60

260

Laparoscopic-Complex

25

81

Total - Chief Resident

150

288

Total Majors

500

925

Total - T.A.

N/A

33

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