Medical Education

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!