General Surgery Residency Program Director Welcome
Thank you for your interest in the training programs in surgery at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Our goal is to provide the finest training available to individuals who are motivated, compassionate and willing to contribute to the excellence of the program for the benefit of all participants.
Surgical training is divided among many outstanding hospitals and centers to provide a broad range of experience. There is a wide breadth of exposure in general surgery and subspecialty services including general and minimally invasive surgery, complex hernia, bariatrics, endocrine, breast, complex general surgical oncology, hepatopancreaticobiliary, colorectal, pediatric, cardiothoracic, transplant, trauma, surgical critical care.
Our graduates are well trained academic general surgeons who are capable of going directly into practice or match into competitive fellowships. The majority of our graduates pursue advanced fellowship training with more details on out alumni page.
Our residents have a high first-attempt pass rate on both the qualifying and certifying exams of the American Board of Surgery with no failures on the qualifying exam since 2013. The surgery core curriculum uses SCORE curriculum and a resident-orchestrated lecture series. Questions from This Week in SCORE and the TrueLearn question bank are used to augment the reading materials. The surgical simulation curriculum uses a variety of live animal models, cadaver models, and virtual-reality simulation models to teach open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical skills. There is an annual Residents as Teachers Course as well as a Health Systems Sciences Curriculum. In addition to the Grand Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality Conference, residents participate in multidisciplinary teaching conferences with residents from other specialties, and each surgical specialty service has a weekly education conference, multidisciplinary tumor boards, a monthly journal club attended by faculty and residents, an annual mock oral exam, and other educational opportunities.
If you seek a surgical training program that is dynamic and steeped in tradition but that also has an eye toward the future, consider Case Western Reserve University/UH Cleveland Medical Center General Surgery Residency Program. We look forward to meeting with you and sharing our vision of surgical education in the new millennium.
John Ammori, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Case Western Reserve University/UH Cleveland Medical Center General Surgery Residency