The General Surgery Residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education to provide five clinical years of surgical training and one dedicated research year to three residents per year. The Program’s vision is to develop and sustain outstanding surgeon leaders who excel at providing surgical care in any clinical or military operational environment through a broad and robust operative training experience and high emphasis on a challenging academic curriculum and scholarly activity. The strategic goal of the Program is to develop and train safe, independent practitioners of the art and science of surgery. As each resident develops a disciplined commitment toward life-long learning, the Program prepares graduates for the independent practice of General Surgery and/or the pursuit of subspecialty training. Preparation is achieved through working towards the following program-level core competencies:
- Patient Care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-based Learning and Improvement
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- System-based Practice
Surgical training is challenging. Each resident must balance clinical, academic, administrative, research, and military obligations in the work place. Additionally, personal relationships and outside interests must be fostered and nurtured. It is this balance that will enable the individual to reach his/her highest potential and succeed no matter how challenging the training.
General surgery residency training should be viewed as a journey towards a lifetime of learning. The Program provides the education, research facilities, operative case volume, and the surgical faculty to support that journey. The General Surgery Residency Program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center has a proud tradition of training some of the Army’s finest General Surgeons, some of whom continue to serve the military, and others who have gone on to serve to the community and the country in high level health care positions. It is in their footsteps that the resident journey begins; where that journey leads is up to the resident.
The Program and Curriculum
The General Surgery Program consists not only of Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) but also all outside medical centers which contribute to the broad-based educational experience for the general surgery resident. EAMC, as the parent institution of the program, is a robust and comprehensive medical center with a community hospital feel. There is no competition for surgical cases with fellows or other residents. There are ample opportunities to do not only general surgery cases, but also cardiothoracic, ENT/HNS, gynecology, plastic surgery, and urology cases as well. Fully renovated and state of the art surgical suites provide the support and comfort required to perform those cases. A rigorous and challenging academic curriculum of the program places high demands on the residents and faculty while also providing an atmosphere of inquisitiveness.