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Welcome to the General Surgery Program

From the Department Chair

We are delighted to offer a general surgery residency that has been developed from its inception to produce primarily general surgeons to practice in rural or community-based hospitals across the country and abroad.

A central key to this program is there are no competing subspecialty residencies, thereby enhancing the resident’s subspecialty experience. This program will offer operative experience at a large surgical volume hospital, a VA experience, a renowned Level 1 trauma center experience and a community-based surgical practice.

We believe this residency will offer significant surgical education opportunities, with emphasis on producing competent, confident, well-equipped and well-trained general surgeons.

Gary Timmerman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Department of Surgery Chair