About our surgical education programs



In the Department of Surgery, we share a common goal – to provide a setting conducive to learning. We are committed to providing an environment that's both supportive and challenging, so that you can fulfill your highest potential and assume a position of leadership in surgery.

General Surgery Residency Program

Our academic, research-oriented institution has a long tradition of training leaders in surgery. Our residency program graduates have achieved prominence and success in community practice and at major academic institutions throughout the United States. Here you will take progressive responsibility as an integral member of our surgical team, delivering state-of-the-art patient care, teaching medical students and contributing to innovations in medicine through translational research and clinical outcomes studies. Through a broad range of conferences and clinical experiences, you will learn to function as a well-qualified, independent specialist in the dynamic healthcare environment of today and tomorrow.


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Subspecialty residencies, fellowships and programs

If you're looking for "Excellence in Surgery,” you'll find it right here in each of the subspecialty training programs in the Department of Surgery. Our faculty and fellows proudly uphold a strong tradition of excellence in clinical medicine and an innovative and outstanding teaching environment. Each program emphasizes advanced knowledge through research, an integral part of the mission of the OSU College of Medicine. 


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Professional Development and Research Training

The Master of Medical Science program is designed for trainees interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine, to provide opportunity for promising clinically trained individuals to develop into independent biomedical academicians and to facilitate the transition from postdoctoral training to a career as an independent investigator and educator.

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Global Surgery Program

We are one of very few programs that offer electives in both LMIC and HIC. Our elective rotations are purposefully located in teaching institutions, such that are our residents are able to participate in peer teaching, and design and implement scholarly projects in collaboration with residents and faculty in our partner departments of surgery.

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