The goals of the Surgery Residency Program at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, are to prepare the resident to practice safe surgery with sound judgment and to offer the education needed to ensure that the resident passes the qualifying and certifying examinations of the American Board of Surgery. The resident is offered increased responsibility for patient care that begins on the first day of the residency and progresses to supervised, independent clinical activity in the chief resident year.
In addition to our core general surgery curriculum, we offer an enhanced curriculum in hepatobiliary surgery, endovascular surgery, and advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our curriculum promotes the use of technology and minimally invasive surgery and includes a Web-based application, didactic lectures, laparoscopic trainers, a laboratory animal facility, and surgical simulation. Our list of specialties includes trauma/critical care, surgical oncology, ENT, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery, colorectal surgery, pediatric surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Our graduates have gone on to pursue prestigious fellowships or work in private practice.
Our residents are involved in all levels of medical school teaching, including clinical teaching, clinical experiences, departmental conferences, lectures, and discussions. Each resident is required to have a peer-reviewed article published before graduation.
The Department of Surgical Education at Memorial Health University Medical Center trains Mercer University School of Medicine third- and fourth-year medical students. The students have a documented curriculum that is coordinated with the curriculum being performed at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.