This is where future medical leaders are created
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.
Our new LEAD in Surgery course is an elective that allows residents, during PGY2-5 (including lab residents), to develop leadership skills in addition to clinical knowledge - We are developing our surgery residents into the next generation of academic leaders.
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.
Research focusAll 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.
Global surgery rotationsDuring 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.