Each fall the Department of Surgery will conduct interviews for
prospective surgical resident positions with a contractual one year
agreement. Upon completion of the first year of residency,
contracts will be renewed annually if the resident satisfies the
seven core competencies. We anticipate that the
resident will demonstrate the skills and knowledge to allow them to
progress to each successive year until graduation. We will provide
the support needed to produce competent and skillful surgeons.
During the OGME-I year, you will be required to fulfill the
rotations (as determined by the AOA and ACOS) as well as surgically
oriented rotations (as determined by the Department of General
Surgery). These rotations may include (but not limited to) the
- General surgery night float
- Internal medicine night float
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric surgery
- Surgery (General, Peripheral Vascular)
- Surgical Intensive Care/Trauma
OGME-I residents will be required to participate in the house
night call schedule as determined by the Department of Medical
Education. In addition, the surgical OGME-I's will participate in the
surgical night call schedule as determined by the Department of
Surgery. Both departments will coordinate these schedules to
prevent schedule conflicts. This also applies to traditional and
surgical weekend call schedules. The goal of this is to maximize
the surgical interns overall academic experience while providing a
smoother transition into surgical education.
The candidate must be in good standing with the American
The candidate must complete all the necessary documentation as
designated by the Department of Medical Education.
The candidate will be interviewed by the members of the
Department of Surgery and selected by the members of the resident
The candidate will be offered an annual contract. Renewal of the
contract will be based on satisfactory performance according to the
standards established by the Department of Surgery, ACOS, AOA, and
Medical Education Department.
The resident selection will not be influenced by sex, race,
religion, age, or nationality of the candidate.
The candidate's ERAS application must be complete by October 1,
with the exception of the Dean's letter.
The resident will be evaluated on a monthly basis by the
attending physicians with whom the resident has worked. The
evaluation is based on the resident's strengths, weaknesses, and
ways to improve their performance. A copy of those evaluations
should be maintained by the resident with the master copy in the
residents' permanent file in the department of Medical
A summary of the resident's progress will be evaluated quarterly
by the members of the General Surgery department and a quarterly
report will be completed by the program director and be presented
to the resident.
The program director will submit an annual evaluation of the
resident's progress at the completion of the academic year as
outlined by the AOA and ACOS.
The resident's contract will be renewed annually based on
satisfactory performance during the academic year. The program
director and resident committee will have the ultimate decision as
to the progress made by the resident.
The resident will gain experience in the pre-operative,
operative and post-operative management of surgical and
non-surgical patients. The resident will evaluate patients and
implement treatment plans under the supervision of an attending
The resident will gain experience in the management of
critically ill patients throughout the residency. Rotations in
SICU/MICU and trauma will provide the resident with ample
opportunity to manage a multitude of medical and surgical
The resident will gain experience in the techniques and surgical
procedures unique to urologic and plastic surgery.
The resident will have the opportunity to perform endoscopic
evaluations and treatments under the supervision of
gastroenterologists and surgeons.
The resident will assist and perform a variety of general,
vascular, cardiothoracic, oncologic, pediatric, trauma, and
transplant surgical cases. The resident will be given progressive
responsibility as determined by the attending surgeon.
The resident will participate in an academic program coordinated
by the chief residents under the supervision of the program
director. The educational activities include: surgical textbook
reading, journal club, tumor board, morbidity and mortality
conference, case presentations, morning report, non lecture series,
grand rounds, trauma conference, basic science conference, surgical
anatomy conference and CORE surgical conferences.
The resident will be provided with one to two months of elective
time during the residency to pursue individual areas of interest.
That timeframe will be determined by the program director and is
subject to approval by the PD and the department of Medical
The resident will be provided an educational stipend annually,
determined by the OhioHealth Educational Council in order to attend
required educational conferences. The Stipend money is first
applied to any required education activity as stated by the ACOS.
After the required courses are determined, any leftover stipend
money may also be used for additional educational expenses as
deemed necessary by the program director and the office of Medical
Each resident is required to attend the annual ACOS convention
once during his/her residency program. The resident will
complete ATLS during the beginning of the second year of
The resident will be given vacation time as contracted by the
Department of Medical Education. The vacation request must be
approved by the program director and chief resident in addition to
any outside institution involved.
The resident will gain experience in office management through
participation in the surgical clinic. Additional experience may be
obtained by visiting an assigned surgeon's scheduled office