Residency and Fellowships

OHSU Surgery Residents - This is what a surgeon looks like

Academic faculty Dr. Karen Deveney teaching residentsThe Department of Surgery prides itself on its comprehensive residency and fellowship training programs, emphasizing academic excellence and utilizing a team approach in educating future surgeons. We are dedicated to assisting residents and fellows in achieving their diverse career goals, whether it be practicing general surgery in a rural area or attaining a faculty position in an urban academic medical center.

OHSU Diversity Program for Visiting Students
Full-time fourth year medical students are invited to apply for a sponsored four week rotation with the Department of Surgery general residency program. Applicants must express an interest in applying to the OHSU residency program and identify with at least one of the following: grew up in a rural community, are part of an underrepresented minority group, or have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity. Find more information here on application requirements and how to apply.
Applications are due May 15, 2019.

We are committed to teaching an innovative curriculum that not only fosters technical skill but a strong foundation of knowledge. Our state-of-the-art surgical simulation center, VirtuOHSU, opened in September 2014 with the highly versatile space supporting open, laparoscopic, endoscopic and microscopic technical skills training using task trainers, virtual reality, and synthetic, animal, or cadaveric tissues. Resident and fellow involvement in research is also encouraged within each division, producing many published articles and presentations at local, regional, and national conferences each year.

Academic surgeryWe offer a collegial learning environment with full support from the OHSU Office of Graduate Medical Education, whose services include a Resident and Fellow Wellness Center with free, confidential counseling and coaching services provided on site. Our Program Directors and Program Coordinators maintain an open-door policy, as does our Department Chair. We desire that our residents and fellows are well-rounded individuals who are successful in preserving a healthy work-life balance.

Thank you for your interest in our training programs. We are happy to answer your questions and share more of what the OHSU Department of Surgery has to offer. For more information, check out our site or contact the  

OHSU is an institutional member of the Association of Women Surgeons and The Society of Black Academic Surgeons.

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