Medical Education

General Surgery - Riverside Methodist

General Surgery - Riverside Methodist

We train residents to become the next leaders in advanced surgical medicine.

Riverside's General Surgery Residency is a five-year, ACGME-accredited program. Five categorical and four preliminary residents per year are accepted into this comprehensive program. You’ll practice in Riverside Methodist’s 1,059-bed teaching hospital — ranked among the nation's best.

NRMP Program Code: 1567440C0

Why Choose General Surgery at Riverside Methodist Hospital

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


A Comprehensive Curriculum That Sets Us Apart

State-of-the Art Simulation Lab Experience in an innovative skills center used for robotics, clinical skills and other expert training. 

Exceptional Five-Year Surgical Training with advanced procedures and skills in common and complex conditions and care.

Diverse Experience in general surgery and subspecialties with high volume exposure.

Exam Preparation with weekly Schwartz Club meetings, monthly journal club and SCORE subscription.

We prepare surgeons for success.

We provide rotations at nationally recognized academic and medical centers and smart technology in hospital-replica facilities. From basic suturing to advanced robotic surgery, faculty and mentors support you as you gain proficiency in general surgery and subspecialties.

Rotation Opportunities

In addition to Riverside Methodist Hospital and other OhioHealth inpatient and outpatient facilities, residents rotate with our regional and national partners, including:

  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – a multidisciplinary academic medical center
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital – America’s second-largest pediatric hospital and research center
  • The Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center – serving veterans in the main Columbus, Ohio, facility and in community-based outpatient clinics
CME+I: Laboratory Skills Center

The Center for Medical Education & Innovation (CME+I) replicates a hospital environment – from scrub sinks, operating rooms and equipment to cross-disciplinary collaboration. This state-of-the-art facility features varied simulation technologies and capabilities, including a monitored Virtual Care Unit (VCU) with adult, pediatric and infant patient simulators.

  • Microvascular Lab
  • Laparoscopy Lab
  • Robotic Lab
  • Minimally Invasive Cath Lab
  • Clinical Skills Lab
  • Exam Rooms
Surgical Skills Overview

Residents will gain experience in assisting and performing a variety of surgical procedures at The Center for Medical Education & Innovation (CME+I), under the supervision of surgical physicians and associates.

  • LapSim – laparoscopic simulator training
  • FES – fundamentals of endoscopic surgery
  • FLS – fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery
  • ABLS – advanced burn life support
  • Robotics – technology, techniques and robotic-assisted procedures
  • Vascular surgery – open surgery and endovascular
  • Other procedures – general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and other specialized procedures and skills
Scholarly Activities and Quality Improvement

Full-time, dedicated faculty members who 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.

Mentorship Program and Board Pass Rate

We match residents who have an interest in a particular specialty with a faculty member in that specialty to provide one-to-one guidance.

Our program has an excellent board pass rate. Our program’s five-year average is 95%.

Fellowship Placements

Graduates have enjoyed success in varied types of practice, fellowships, and fulfilling careers and locations. These include:.

  • General Surgery Private Practice:

    OhioHealth Grady Memorial
    Mansfield, OH
    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Acute Care Surgery Fellowship: 

    Jackson Memorial Hospital
    The Ohio State University

  • Burn Surgery Fellowship:

    University of California, Davis Medical Center

  • Cardiac Surgery Fellowship:

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship:

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Albert Einstein Montefiore in New York

  • Colorectal Surgery Fellowship: 

    Henry Ford Hospital
    University at Buffalo State

  • Endocrine Surgery Fellowship:

    University of Pittsburgh
    Alfred Health, Australia

  • Hepatico-Pancreatico-Biliary Fellowship:

    Atrium Health- Charlotte, NC

  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellowship:

    University of Pittsburgh
    Carolinas Medical Center
    Allegheny General Hospital- Pittsburgh, PA
    UT Health and Houston Northwest
    ALSA Medical Group, Fresno, CA

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship:

    Children’s of Alabama

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship:

    The Ohio State University

  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship:

    Summa Health Systems
    West Cancer Center, Memphis, TN

  • Surgical Breast Oncology Fellowship:

    University of Southern California

  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: 

    Indiana University
    The Ohio State University
    Medical University of South Carolina
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
    University of Cincinnati

  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship:

    Mount Sinai Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship:

    Southern Illinois University
    University of Rochester
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Tufts Medical Center
    Indiana University

  • World Medical Mission Post-Residency Fellowship:

    Kudjip Nazarene Hospital
    Mt. Hagan and Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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.