The South Pointe Hospital General Surgery Residency program has obtained ACGME accreditation, and initial Osteopathic Recognition. The training program provides educational depth, which makes our program unique. The faculty place enormous trust and confidence in the residents selected for our program. The resident is given a solid foundation in basic science along with every opportunity to learn and perform surgical procedures. As the years progress, you will be given more responsibility in patient care. At the end of the five-year program, you will have the confidence to perform surgical procedures. You will also be prepared to take and pass your surgical boards.
South Pointe Hospital is a busy community hospital that features a $40 million state-of-the-art surgery center with a twenty-four bed ICU that houses some of the most modern equipment available today. An education center was also part of the recent addition. This area provides our residents, medical students and faculty with access to a full service medical library, skills lab and multiple conference rooms for educational conferences, meetings and individual study.
The residents work with our osteopathic faculty in their offices several times per week, which provides them the opportunity to have continuity of care with their patients.
Our faculty is extremely dedicated to the didactic and clinical education of our residents. They keep abreast of new and innovative surgical procedures, so they may teach the most up-to-date procedures. You will receive the knowledge to deliver the best possible care to adult and pediatric patients.
The residents must obtain and maintain their BLS, ACLS, ATLS, and Wound Care/Hyperbaric certifications throughout the entire five-year program.
Please see the audition rotation tab to apply for a 2-week audition rotation.
If you have any questions regarding the General Surgery Residency Program, please feel free to contact the Chief Resident, Katie Schwalbe, DO, at SCHWALK2@ccf.org.