We are the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, a program dedicated to training the next generation of high-quality, respected general surgeons. The program stresses the importance of a strong general surgery education, exposing residents to a variety of patient populations and practice settings. Whether it is caring for Alaskan Natives who live remote from health care facilities or providing surgical interventions to patients who have options for choosing their surgeon, we believe that a well-trained general surgeon should feel comfortable in any environment.
Our residents rotate among multiple hospitals in Phoenix, including Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix; community hospitals, including Banner Desert Medical Center, Cardon Children’s Medical Center and the Phoenix Veteran Affairs Hospital; as well as the primary surgical hospital for Alaskan Natives in Anchorage. This diverse exposure provides unparalleled experiences and operative opportunities.
Our faculty are a broad mix of employed and private practice physicians who enjoy the mentoring opportunities afforded to them by working with residents. They are proud to support residents as they each develop their own interests as either general surgeons or sub-specialists.
Our residents come from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country. In addition to being valued learners, our residents are valued participants in our program, particularly by serving in active roles in our program committees. Upon graduating, our residents practice general surgery or pursue surgical sub-specialties. Over the past 10 years, we have matched residents into top fellowships of their choice, including: transplant, cardiothoracic, vascular, trauma/acute care, breast, plastics, colorectal and MIS/bariatrics.
In addition to everything discussed already, what we think really makes our program extraordinary is the supportive, fun and inclusive resident camaraderie that is engrained in our culture.