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Preliminary Surgery - Riverside Methodist

Education

Preliminary Surgery - Riverside Methodist

Preliminary Surgery - Riverside Methodist

Getting to know us

Each year four residents enter the Preliminary Surgery Program and spend a year in a rotating internship, which includes: General Surgery, Vascular Thoracic Surgery, Acute Care and Trauma Surgery (Orthopedics and Neurosurgery), Endocrine Surgery, Surgical Oncology,  Plastics, elective, Night Float, and SICU.

Following their preliminary year, residents enter all different types of residencies.

Oscar Ruiz
Oscar R. Ruiz, MD, FACS 
Program Director

Why Preliminary Surgery at Riverside?

  • Variety of cases.
  • Excellent operative experience.
  • Excellent post training placement.
  • Friendly environment.
  • Good support from Radiology/Lab/Nursing.
  • Great teaching conferences.
  • Suture/Microvascular Lab.
  • Cooperative team spirit among all residencies.
  • Variety of outreach experiences.
  • Research opportunities.