Ohio State’s General Surgery training program is dedicated to training leaders in academic surgery

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    Meet Ohio State's 2017-2018 general surgery residents.
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    Our accomplishments since 2002.

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    2017-2018 chief residents with Brutus.
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    2017-2018 general surgery residents.

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.

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Why do residents choose Ohio State?

Because they receive the training, facilities and opportunities to thrive. Surgical residents have access to a variety of integrated and affiliated institutions to help them develop advanced surgical techniques and procedures.


Research and professional development opportunities

All Ohio State surgery residents complete one to two full-time years toward research education and training, during which they conduct research ranging from health services to cancer therapeutics to engineered vascular tissues to economics to quality.

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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.

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Meet Program Director Alan Harzman, MD

With a diverse community of down-to-earth people, The Ohio State University provides both the security of a large, financially sound university and the innovation of forward-thinking faculty and staff. Residents at the Wexner Medical Center will strengthen their education with top-tier mentors while also having access to great facilities and a vibrant resident life.