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Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Augusta, Georgia

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 6 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: Yes

Total Approved Complement: 18

Approved per Year (if applicable): 3

Dedicated research year offered: Yes

Medical Student Rotation availability: 4th year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number: 706-787-1139

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

The General Surgery Residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to provide five clinical years of surgical training and one dedicated research year to three residents per year. The program’s mission 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 and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice

Surgical training is challenging. Each resident must balance clinical, academic, administrative, research, and military obligations in the workplace. 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.

How is the research year organized?

The research year is conducted between the PGY2 and PGY3 years. While on research, the residents will periodically cover general surgery call at EAMC about one night per week on average. The residents participate in both clinical and basic science research in conjunction with the surgery faculty at EAMC as well as PhD investigators at the Department of Clinical Investigation (DCI) located on Fort Gordon. Generally, residents are actively participating in at least 4 projects simultaneously which include projects they have initiated as well as projects they have “inherited” from previous residents. Residents are offered a wide variety of fields of research and are afforded the opportunity to select which project fields they are most interested in and then discuss with the program’s Director of Resident Research.

What changes are expected in the program curriculum?

The program staff and residents meet annually to conduct a Program Evaluation in which the entire curriculum including the rotation schedule and academic schedule is reviewed and discussed. As such, the program curriculum is subject to change at any time in order for it to remain flexible and adaptable. Additionally, the Program Director is regularly evaluating the residents’ educational experiences through both direct feedback as well as evaluations in order to periodically intervene and make modifications when appropriate in order to achieve the best results.

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Contact Us

General Surgery Residency Program

Location: Eisenhower Army Medical Center, 1st Floor

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

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