Medical Education

Preliminary Surgery - Riverside Methodist

Preliminary Surgery - Riverside Methodist

NRMP Program Code: 1567440P0

Why Choose Preliminary 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.


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.