Welcome medical students to the general surgery rotation. Our
goal during your rotation is to provide you with a broad exposure
to general surgery as a field as well as introduce you to as much
of our program as possible. All students will rotate through either
Doctor's Hospital or Grant Medical Center. Doctor's Hospital, a
community hospital, is home to our residency program and our new
edition of the Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education.
This $27.5 million dollar expansion houses state of the art anatomy
and simulation labs. Students will rotate through our three
surgical services, which provide exposure to general, vascular, and
cardiothoracic surgery under the direction and supervision of one
of seven surgeons on staff. Students may rotate through Grant
Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, on the general surgery or
trauma/critical care service under the direction and supervision of
one of five general surgeons or one of six trauma surgeons.
For students who are interested in general surgery as a
residency we make an effort to introduce you to as many residents
and attendings in the program as possible. We try to do this in the
context of making the rotation beneficial from a didactic and
experiential manner. For those looking to learn about general
surgery but not interested in it as a career, we welcome you as
well and will try to aim our teaching and your experience toward
the completion of your goals.
Once again, welcome and good luck!