General Surgery

General Surgery

Welcome to the Categorical General Surgery Residency Program, based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. We are affiliated with the Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine Pacific Northwest, located 20 minutes away at our Lebanon, Oregon, campus.

GSRMC is a 188-bed flagship hospital and regional referral center for the 5 hospital Samaritan Health Services system, which serves a 3 county population of 250,000. 87 residents and fellows train at Good Sam in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, family medicine, psychiatry, dermatology and transitional program.

The hospital is home to a Level-II Trauma Center, Robotic-Assisted Surgery Epicenter, Heart and Vascular Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center (collaboration with Stanford University), and a multidisciplinary Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery Institute and critical care services among others.

General surgery residents are exposed to a wide variety of general, vascular (arterial and venous), acute care and trauma, breast, bariatric, laparoscopic and robotic (with dual console capability for training), plastics, cardiac and surgical subspecialties in Corvallis.

Further training to round out the surgical experience includes rotations in the urban hospitals of Portland (at OHSU and Legacy) for Level I trauma, surgical ICU, burn, pediatric surgery, transplant, and finally endoscopy at our hospital in Newport. Electives are also available for special interest.

Scholarly activity and research is required with a yearly project culminating in a presentation at Research Day. We host a variety of didactics with lectures, formal SCORE curriculum, M&M, GI conference, Tumor Board and Grand Rounds. We also sponsor a monthly journal club and periodic cadaver labs at the medical school.

The general surgery residency is fully accredited through the AOA for 2 categorical positions each year, and we are actively pursuing transition to ACGME accreditation.

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