International Surgery Students
The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery (CMIS) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to the ongoing surgical training of medical students, residents, fellows, allied health professionals and practicing physicians. In addition, we offer an observership to international visiting scholars for general surgery.
Technological advances have dramatically changed traditional general surgery in the last few years. These technological changes continue. Most surgeons completing credentialed residency programs are currently inadequately prepared to apply these advances in a useful fashion. Additionally, the application of this new technology must be performed by experienced individuals in a structured setting, allowing the responsible development and critical review of new techniques and practices in minimally invasive surgery to be applied on a larger scale.
The goal of this program is to:
- Expose trained surgeons to advanced application of new techniques in minimally invasive surgery
- Prepare individuals to train others in the application of this new technology
- Include these individuals in the development of new applications and technology and provide them with the guidance and resources to develop independent investigational projects evaluating treatment modalities in minimally invasive surgery or robotic urologic surgery
General Surgery Visiting Scholar Program