This is where future medical leaders are created
Our surgical residency program graduates achieve prominence and success in community practice and major academic institutions alike. Our residents serve as integral members of our surgical teams, delivering state-of-the-art patient care, teaching medical students and contributing to innovations in medicine through translational, clinical and health services research. Through a broad range of conferences, clinical experiences and leadership training opportunities, you will learn to function as a well-qualified, independent specialist in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.
The Office of Graduate Medical Education and the Department of Surgery are proud to share that our residency program is considered one of the top 10 programs in the nation for surgery, according to Doximity’s 2021-2022 Residency Navigator. This standing is based upon a national poll conducted by Doximity assessing the reputation of accredited residency programs among certified physicians.
Why do residents choose Ohio State?Surgical residents have access to a variety of integrated and affiliated institutions to help them develop advanced techniques and procedures.
Strengths of the ProgramThe General Surgery Residency program at Ohio State offers unique opportunities for trainees to develop into successful leaders in surgery. It excels on three fronts – education, clinical expertise and research.
OR Coaching Project Accelerates Learning
Ohio State’s Department of Surgery OR coaching project is a core element of our resident training program. The coaching is part of a larger education project started in April 2018 by E. Christopher Ellison, MD, and added a collaborative curriculum with palliative care to incorporate palliative principles into surgical solutions.
Professional Development & Research Training Program for Residents
The Professional Development and Research Training Program (RTP) prepares surgical trainees for careers in academic surgery through personalized research education, mentorship and career development.
Global Surgery Rotations
During PGY4, students have the opportunity to participate in one-month international elective rotations in high-income or low- and middle-income countries. Meant to prepare students, residents and faculty for the modern era, these elective rotations are located in teaching institutions and strive to improve access to quality surgical care worldwide.