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General Surgery Residency

Swedish Medical Center General Surgery Residency

Swedish Medical Center is proudly beginning the General Surgery Residency in July 2015. As a community-based Level I Trauma Center with specialized resources and expertise, Swedish doctors address the most complex trauma. General surgery residents will learn from and train with the board-certified critical care trauma surgeons and general surgeons who provide the very best care in the region.

Only PGY1 residents are accepted into the program. The General Surgery Residency program will continue to develop each year.

Our mission is to mold competent, trained, general surgeons who can either immediately go into the community and practice immediately or pursue a fellowship for additional training.

About the Swedish Surgery Department

The Swedish surgery department is well-respected with exceptional patient outcomes and has enjoyed tremendous growth with an increase in volume during the last year. With 22 ORs, technology integration in four ORs and a newly remodeled surgery waiting room, our facility is superior for surgeons, patients and families.

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Required Educational Meetings

  • ED/Trauma CME Case Conference (6/year)
  • Critical Care CME Case Conference (6/year)
  • Trauma Peer Review (1/month)
  • GI Conference (1/week)
  • Trauma Services Mortality & Morbidity (1/month)

Other Educational Features

  • ATLS certification provided
  • Board review courses
  • Journal club
  • Written evaluation of performance
  • Mock oral board exams
  • Absite through ABS yearly
  • Surgical text review 1.5 years (Sabiston)

Required Research

Residents must provide one peer-reviewed publication during residency

Minimum Requirements:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter must regard surgical experience)
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • COMLEX score of 525 or higher

ERAS: Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) for Applicants

Please complete this application and submit by email to as soon as you know that you would like to do an audition rotation. Audition rotations are for a 1 month period. If your rotation request is approved, then we will need between 8 and 12 weeks advance notice to work with your school to process your individual documentation before you can rotate in the hospital setting.


PGY1: Salary $50,000; 15 vacation days
PGY2: Salary $52,000; 15 vacation days
PGY3: Salary $54,000; 15 vacation days
PGY4 :Salary $56,000; 15 vacation days
PGY5: Salary $58,000; 15 vacation days


  • Computer system to document resident clinical logs
  • Disability
  • Expense reimbursement for educational meetings/conferences
  • Family leave
  • Health insurance
  • Leave for educational meetings/conferences
  • License paid
  • Life insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Professional Membership Payment
  • Parking
  • Access to call room across the street from the hospital
  • Meals
  • Maternity/Paternity leave

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