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EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
General Surgery
Healthcare Discussion

​There are a number of reasons that make the General Surgery Program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center one of the hidden gems in graduate medical education.

  1. The program: The General Surgery Residency Program has undergone a marked transformation over the last 6 years. A revamped academic program has led to a training environment that bears little resemblance to its former self. A robust academic schedule is designed to allow for residents to study/learn at their own pace, while ensuring accomplishment of certain academic goals. Graduated responsibility with increasing independence allows for the proper growth of our residents prior to graduation and entry into independent surgical practice.
  2. The hospital: Eisenhower Army Medical Center is a 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 state of the art surgical suites provide the support and comfort required to perform those cases.
  3. The faculty: The teaching faculty have all chosen to be here. They all desire to teach and to help guide residents through the arduous task of becoming an independent practicing general surgeon. The faculty, although small in number, represent all facets of surgical care including trauma/critical care, vascular, minimally invasive, and surgical oncology.

Curriculum:

General Surgery Residency training is as diverse as it is intense. To that end, the academic structure of the residency is designed to prepare the resident in the art of surgery as well as the scientific basis of those surgical procedures. The rotations for the resident training levels are listed below:

  • PGY-1
    1. General surgery (8 blocks)
    2. Urology (1 block)
    3. Plastic Surgery (1 block)
    4. Orthopedics (1 block)
    5. Cardiothoracic Surgery (1 block)
    6. SICU (1 block)
  • PGY-2
    1. General surgery (9 months)
    2. Burn Unit (1 month)
    3. Trauma ICU (1 month)
    4. Endoscopy
  • PGY-2R
    1. A dedicated year for research endeavors. This research often includes basic science projects as well as clinical science studies.
  • PGY-3
    1. General Surgery (9 months)
    2. Pediatric Surgery (2 months)
    3. Transplant Surgery (1 month)
  • PGY-4
    1. General Surgery (4 months)
    2. Trauma Surgery (3 months)
    3. Vascular Surgery (2 months)
    4. Endoscopy (1 month)
    5. Plastic Surgery (1 month)
    6. Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery (1 month)
  • PGY-5
    1. General Surgery (12 months)
    Telephone
    Contact Information
    Phone: GME Office: 706-787-4657
    Toll Free: 1-800-492-5055
    ​Email:
    Director: David S. Kauvar
    Coordinator: Phyllis A. Edwards
    Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: 300 East Hospital Road
    ATTN: General Surgery Residency
    Fort Gordon, GA 30905