Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose this program?

There are many strong points to our General Surgery residency. We are a Level I Trauma Center and Burn Unit. We emphasize early surgical assisting and operating and endoscopy numbers are considerable. Our program offers training in minimally-invasive and robotic surgery. Weekly didactics are provided and a monthly live model lab allows residents to practice their laparoscopic and open surgical procedures.

Is moonlighting allowed?

There are minimal opportunities for moonlighting given the busy schedule of our General Surgery residents. On a selected basis, senior residents may be approved by the Program Director to moonlight within the institution.

What type of residents are you looking for?

Candidates for our program should know that we favor strong USMLE/COMLEX scores. In addition, we encourage applicants to schedule a MSIV year rotation on the General Surgery service so that they are able to get first-hand exposure to the residency program and current residents, see our institution and visit the local area. We have found this to significantly assist both the applicant and our committee in selecting candidates who will have strong success in our program.

What do residents do after their residency?

Our graduated residents are well-prepared to either enter practice immediately or compete successfully for fellowship training programs.

What is your boards pass rate?

100% of our graduates to-date have passed their board exams on the first attempt.

How can I find out more information about your program?

Please feel free to contact our program coordinator, Kristin Baldeschwiler at 419-251-6596. General Surgery residents also maintain information about ongoing didactic programs, research etc., which we can direct you to by contacting us.