Medical Education

General Surgery - Doctors Hospital

General Surgery - Doctors Hospital

Develop the skills you need for a productive, fulfilling, lifelong career in surgical medicine.

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital General Surgery Residency is a five-year, ACGME-accredited program. We accept four residents per year into this comprehensive program. You’ll have exposure to train at a level-1 trauma center, rated one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States.

NRMP Program Code: 2122440C0

Why Choose General Surgery at Doctors Hospital

Our residency program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


Surgical Skill Advancement in a Family-Like Culture 

Exam Preparation: Post graduate placement and 100% board pass rate.

Mentorship Program: We match residents with a faculty member in their specialty of interest to provide one-to-one guidance.

HANDS-ON Learning: State-of-the-art simulation lab with laparoscopic, endoscopic, robotic and other skilled training.

Advanced Five-Year Surgical Training: High operative volume of procedures and skills that exceeds ACGME requirements.

Support for Our Residents

Our program is designed to ensure residents experience success and well-being during their five years of training. It includes, but is not limited to the following:

Rotation Opportunities

In addition to OhioHealth Doctors Hospital and outpatient clinics, residents rotate at affiliated locations, including:

  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center 
  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital 
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital 
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
Scholarly Activities and Quality Improvement

Dedicated faculty members are available to provide support and guidance for residents on their scholarly activities and quality improvement projects. Residents have displayed posters and given presentations at local, state and national conferences. Additionally, they have published case reports on unusual diseases in medical journals and published clinical research in sub-specialty medical journals. They have also presented and published on the topic of quality improvement projects. Residents also have the opportunity to complete a Trauma Research year at Grant Medical Center.

Resident Well-Being

We know that to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. We work closely with our residents to help them keep a healthy work-life balance. We achieve this in a variety of ways that include but are not limited to the following.

  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Free fitness center membership both on-site and at the McConnell Heart Health Center
  • Onsite, free parking
  • Daycare facilities (not on site) with discounted rates
  • OhioHealth employee assistance programs