With more than 50 years of continuous surgical resident education, the University of Missouri has trained hundreds of surgeons who are leaders in clinical care, research and academics.

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Our general surgery residency program is a fully-accredited, five-year university academic surgical program approved to finish four graduates annually. Our outstanding and notable faculty are dedicated to surgical education, and we pride ourselves in creating confident and capable young surgeons who are able to tackle the rigorous and rewarding career ahead, with or without a fellowship.

Through regimented didactics, interactive educational sessions, integrated simulation curricula and outstanding bedside teaching, our residents have achieved a 100% pass rate for both the American Board of Surgery Certifying and Qualifying examinations for the past five years.

Residents rotate in a variety of clinical environments. In addition to University Hospital, resident surgeons rotate at University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Outpatient operations are often completed at the Missouri Center for Outpatient Surgery. Senior residents rotate at our Springfield, Missouri campus and function as supervised junior attendings in a private practice environment. We offer rotations in general surgery, acute care surgery/trauma, vascular surgery, surgical oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery.

The general surgery residency program accepts four categorical residents per year and seven preliminary non-categorical residents through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

For more information on our program and our faculty and residents, please view our brochure:

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From the Program Director

We've been building better surgeons for over 60 years.

Surgical training at Mizzou - rigorous, demanding and rewarding - is a period of immense personal and professional growth. Residents undergo a profound transformation from modest uncertainty, to definitive, exacting clarity. Throughout your training, you will become masters of the science of surgery, and technical experts in the operating room. You will develop sound reasoning, problem-solving skills and most importantly, rock-solid clinical judgement. Our family of residents and faculty provide an environment conducive to maximal learning efficiency - and we have a great time doing it. As your mentors, we will guide, educate and train you to become the best. Our expectations are high, and as such, your expectations of us should be equally as lofty as we position you for success both during training, and after graduation. If you're looking for a program with exceptional surgical training in an environment where you'll foster lifelong connections and relationships - Mizzou is the place for you.

Sincerely,
Jacob Quick, MD

Jacob Quick, MD FACS
Program Director

Residency training at MU