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The Mount Carmel General Surgery Residency Program offers a comprehensive program that addresses the full spectrum of general surgery practice. Residents emerge from the program with competency in a broad range of surgical procedures, as well as significant hands-on experience with a variety of patient populations and both inpatient and outpatient surgical settings.

The Mount Carmel General Surgery Residency Program actively teaches the six competencies: medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, intrapersonal and interpersonal communications and skills.

Department Of Surgery: Clinical Assignments

2017 – 2018

PGY I (Categorical and Preliminary)

General Surgery 4 – 8 blocks (4 categorical, 8 prelim)
Trauma/ICU 1 – 2 blocks (2 categorical, 1 prelim)
West Clinic Surgery 1 block (categorical only)
GI 1 block
Taylor Station 1 block (categorical only)

PGY II (Categorical)

General Surgery 7 blocks
Trauma/ICU 2 blocks
Vascular/Cardiac 1 block
Thoracic Surgery 1 block
Colorectal Surgery 1 block
Taylor Station 1 block

PGY III (Categorical)

General Surgery 6 blocks
Trauma/ICU 2 blocks
Vascular/Cardiac 1 block
Colorectal Surgery 1 block
Pediatric Surgery 2 blocks
Transplant Surgery 1 block

PGY IV Categorical

General Surgery 7 blocks
Trauma/ICU 1 block
Vascular/Cardiac 1 block
Thoracic Surgery 1 block
Breast/Plastics 1 block
Elective/Third World 1 block
Chief Transition 1 block

PGY V – 3 Chief Residents

Mount Carmel West General Surgery Clinic 4 – 5 blocks
Mount Carmel East General Surgery Clinic 4 - 5 blocks
Float Chief 4 - 5 blocks

Specialty Services

Colorectal Surgery

Residents work closely with five board certified colorectal surgeons. Extensive experience with both diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies is obtained.

Gastroenterology

Residents rotate on the gastroenterology service, gaining experience in the medical management of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. Residents learn the indications, complications, and techniques of colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Residents are also exposed to endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP).

Trauma/Critical Care

Mount Carmel is a Level II Trauma Center with over 800 admissions annually. Residents gain valuable experience in the initial evaluation and follow-up management of trauma patients. Residents rotating on the night float rotation are an integral part of the trauma team. In addition to the above, "formal" critical care rounds take place daily over the course of the rotation. All SICU patients, both trauma and non-trauma, are followed during the course of the month. This is a rapidly growing service in our surgery program.

Transplant

Third year residents rotate at The Ohio State University Transplant Service

Plastics

During the 4th year, residents rotate on the plastic surgery service with emphasis on management of melanoma and other cutaneous neoplasms, skin grafting, and reconstructive surgery.

Vascular Surgery

Mount Carmel's program has historically offered a rich vascular experience to its general surgery residents. This tradition continues as the current residents learn both open and endovascular surgery for the Mount Carmel West and Mount Carmel St. Ann's specialists.

Pediatric Surgery

Residents rotate at Columbus Nationwide Children's Hospital for two consecutive months as a third year.