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General Surgery Residents

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.


To train competent, confident and compassionate general surgeons


To train rural general surgeons who provide excellent surgical care.


To address the shortage in the rural surgical workforce.

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  • The Sanford School of Medicine offers a competitive benefits package, including full family health insurance coverage.

  • Our program director and department chair are pleased to welcome prospective residents.

  • Resident with child at Falls Park

    Learn more about what it's like living in South Dakota's largest city and all the benefits that come with it.