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 Program actively teaches the six competencies (Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Systems Based Practice, Intrapersonal Communications and Interpersonal and Communication Skills.)

Department Of Surgery: Clinical Assignments

2013 – 2014

PGY I (Categorical and Preliminary)

General Surgery 5-6 blocks
Pediatric Surgery 1 block (Categorical only)
ICU East 1-2 block(s)
Trauma/Critical Care 1-2 block(s)
Vascular 1 block
GI (Other) 1 block
Acute Care Surgery 2-3 blocks

PGY II (Categorical)

General Surgery 7 blocks
Vascular Surgery 1 block
Colorectal Surgery 1 block
Trauma/Critical Care 3 blocks
Thoracic Surgery 1 block

PGY III (Categorical)

Vascular Surgery 2 blocks
General Surgery 6 blocks
Colorectal Surgery 1 block
Trauma/Critical Care 1 block
Pediatric Surgery 2 blocks
Transplant Surgery 1 block


Vascular Surgery 2 blocks
General Surgery 7 blocks
Thoracic Surgery 1 block
Elective/Third World 1 block
Trauma/Critical Care 1 block
General Surgery Clinic 1 block

PGY V – 3 chief residents

MCW General Surgery Clinic each =
MCE General Surgery Clinic 4-5 blocks
Float Chief/Gen Surgery (Total 13 blocks of General Surgery)

Specialty Services

Colorectal Surgery

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


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).


Residents work with urologists to learn the evaluation and medical/surgical treatment of urologic problems, including urologic trauma.

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 thr course of the month. This is a rapidly growing service in our surgery program.


Each first year resident rotates two weeks on our Anesthesia service where they learn entubation, maintenance of airway, and general anesthesia principlals including "moderate sedation".


Third year residents rotate at The Ohio State University Transplant Service


Plastic Surgery rotations are available if requested.

Vascular Surgery

Residents learn both open and endovascular surgery from both the Mount Carmel East and Mount Carmel West specialists. This represents a newly expanded service.

Pediatric Surgery

First year residents rotate at Columbus Nationwide Children's Hospital for one month while third year residents spend two consecutive months on rotation.