Sanford School of Medicine Residencies

General Surgery

We train general surgeons to be outstanding clinicians able to provide excellent surgical care and embark on independent practice in rural settings. Though our primary focus is training surgeons for practice in rural communities, our graduates will be well prepared to provide high quality care to patients anywhere. We provide our trainees with a strong foundation of academic excellence, sound technical skills, research, and an understanding of contemporary issues in surgical practice.

Program Characteristics
  • Accreditation for 15 residents in five-year program (three per year)
  • Emphasis on compassion, integrity, responsiveness, accountability, and respect for diversity
  • Faculty consists of general surgeons with extensive experience and expert specialists in an array of surgical fields:
    • Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
    • Head & Neck and Endocrine Surgery
    • Neuro Critical Care and Neuro Surgery
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology and Gynecology Oncology Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgical Critical Care
    • Transplant Surgery
    • Trauma Acute-Care Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
  • Wide range of hands-on experience and training, with rotations in general surgery, including rural surgery, at community-based and federal hospital systems
  • During the five-year program, residents will do clinical and/or outcome-based research and present at regional or national conferences

The General Surgery residency will fill three categorical PGY-1 positions for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Applications will be accepted through ERAS only. Select "For Prospective Residents" for more application information.

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