How long is the program?
What is the number of general surgery residents per class?
PGY 1: twelve (12) residents including six (6) preliminary residents
PGY 2 thru 5: Six (6) residents each
How many annual traumas?
ORMC sees over 5,000 trauma admissions per year.
Is Moonlighting allowed?
No, moonlighting is not allowed for general surgery residents.
What are the boards passage rates for the program?
The program has a 92% first time passage rate for the Qualifying Exam (QE) and a 81% first time passage rate for the Certifying Exam (CE). For the past three years we have a 100% board passage rate for first time examinees from our institution!
What are the roles / expectations of the residents in general surgery?
There is a graded responsibility and graduated degree of autonomy for residents at each level. Operative experience begins in their first year, often their first week or first day!
How do didactics work?
We have core didactics for the entire residency. Additionally, we have separate didactics that are for PGY year specific and toward specific rotations.
What medical record system do you use?
We currently utilize the EMR system Sunrise. We will be transitioning to use solely EMR system Epic next year.
How are residents evaluated?
Bi-annual formal evaluations are conducted according to the ACGME standards. Quarterly semi-formal evaluations are held with the Program Director or Associate Program Director to review how the residents has been doing on their services and academics. Residents are evaluated and develop based on attending, mentor, patient, and ancillary staff evaluations. Residents are evaluated at the end of each service rotation. Real-time feedback occurs throughout shifts by the attendings.
Does the program accept passing COMLEX scores in lieu of USMLE scores for osteopathic applicants?
No, the program requires USMLE scores.
How early does robotic experience begin?
Residents get introduced to robotic experience as early as day one of their intern year.
How do you manage call?
We utilize a night float system. Night float begins at 6 pm and ends at 6 am. Weekend calls are divided among all residents who are not on night float. Typically, residents who are not on the acute care surgery rotation will have one acute care weekend coverage per month.
Do we sponsor J1 Visas?
The program does not sponsor J1 Visas for residency training.