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General Surgery Residency

Training Program

The general surgery training program is a five-year program, with elective additional time available for clinical and/or basic investigation. Clinical rotations are in the University of Missouri Health Care Center, Harry S Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Columbia Regional Hospital. Residents rotate through the specialties of anesthesiology, bariatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, urology and vascular surgery as well as general surgery.

The general surgery residency program accepts three categorical residents per year and four preliminary non-categorical positions through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We are fully ACGME accredited program and have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years.

Our graduates successfully complete their examinations for certifications with the American Board of Surgery with 85% pass rate for the past several years. We are a University based program with emphasis on graduated resident responsibility, research, minimally invasive surgery and education. A visit to our program will be well worth your time.

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General Surgery Residency Program Brochure

For more information regarding our program, please contact us:

University of Missouri-Columbia
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
One Hospital Drive, MC405
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: (573) 884-2000
Email: bennettbj@health.missouri.edu

 


How To Apply

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service www.aamc.org (no exceptions).

Review of ERAS applications will begin in September each year. Your application must be received by November 1st to be considered for an interview for a Categorical or Preliminary general surgery position.

Interviews are held starting in December to the first week of February and are granted by invitation only.


Applicant Eligibility

Graduates of U.S. Medical Schools

  • The applicant must have graduated from a medical school whose programs are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • The applicant must provide a Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation, medical school transcripts, personal statement and passing scores from Part 1 USMLE.
  • We do not have a minimum USMLE step score requirement. Each applicant must show proof of passing USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and Step 2 CK upon graduation from medical school.
  • The applicant must be willing to appear for a personal interview to be considered for a Categorical or Preliminary general surgery position.
  • All applicants seeking categorical or preliminary positions must be registered with the NRMP and must apply through ERAS.

Graduates of International Medical Schools

  • The applicant must provide three letters of recommendation, medical school transcripts, personal statement and passing scores from Part 1 USMLE.
  • We do not have a minimum USMLE step score requirement. Each applicant must show proof of passing USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and Step 2 CK upon graduation from medical school.
  • The applicant must be willing to appear for a personal interview to be considered for a Categorical or Preliminary general surgery position.
  • All applicants seeking categorical or preliminary positions must be registered with the NRMP and must apply through ERAS.
  • A valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is required.
  • Currently we are able to sponsor J1 and H1b visa applicants.

Interviews

Interviews for categorical and preliminary general surgery positions will be held in late November, December and January each year and are granted by invitation only. All applicant files will be reviewed as the deans letters are received and files are complete. Invitations to interview will be sent via e-mail. Please be sure to respond to an interview invitation as soon as possible to reserve a position as interview days fill up quickly.

The interview day begins at 8:00 a.m. with a welcome and overview of the program with the program director. All resident applicants will then have the opportunity to meet with the Department Chairman as a group and then an individual interview. Following this session candidates will meet individually with two or more faculty members followed by lunch with current residents and available faculty members. A tour of the University of Missouri Healthcare campus will complete the day and applicants can anticipate the end of their day at 4:00 p.m.

A casual dinner the night before the interview day will be hosted by our current categorical residents and their spouses/significant others and children. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this event, as it give you and your spouse/significant other (if they are traveling with you) the opportunity to spend some quality time with our outstanding residents.


House Staff Benefits

All University of Missouri-Columbia employees are eligible to receive the same benefits packages and have many to choose from. Visit the benefits webpage to view the current benefit options available.

http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/departments/hr/benefits/handbooks/


House Staff Salaries

The following is the approved stipend schedule for the University of Missouri Health Care Center resident physicians as of July 1, 2011.

PGY 1 $47,501
PGY 2 $49,243
PGY 3 $50,944
PGY 4 $53,021
PGY 5 $55,270
PGY 6 $57,353
PGY 7 $59,004

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia is a great place to live for many reasons. We have an excellent school system, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, entertainment opportunities galore, low cost of living, a clean environment and much, much more.

Columbia centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, the Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more.

Columbia has 13 major shopping areas including the regions largest mall and a Downtown area featuring restaurants and unique shopping experiences highlighted several times in Southern Living Magazine.

Abundant and affordable housing is also available in Columbia. If you are seeking majestic estate, a condo on the golf course or the traditional family neighborhood, Columbia has something to fit both your lifestyle and your pocketbook.

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