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Residency Overview

The Carle Foundation Hospital General Surgery Residency Program is an accredited residency affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The General Surgery Residency Program is part of Carle's outstanding residency training system, which includes a nationally recognized Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program and an American Osteopathic Association accredited Family Medicine Residency Program. The General Surgery Residency combines the efficiency of a successful private sector organization with the intellectual stimulation and scientific focus of a world class academic institution. This unique approach will optimize residents' training experiences and ensure program graduates exhibit the strength and versatility necessary to succeed in a broad range of professional career paths.

Program Mission

We educate compassionate, proficient and insightful physicians committed to evidence based patient care and the advancement of the art and science of surgery.

Program Vision

  • Teach the interested and committed physician to provide the highest quality of patient centered surgical care
  • Educate future surgeons to be community leaders and teachers with superior clinical and technical skills
  • Promote evidence based surgical practice and training to our residents
  • Foster and facilitate clinical and basic research to advance excellent patient care
  • Advance the surgeon's understanding of healthcare systems, team based medical care and the impact of complexity on patient care

Educational Goals of the Program

  • Prepare General Surgery residents through specialized clinical, procedural and didactic training to manage a broad spectrum of surgical diseases, to enter practice without direct supervision, and to attain certification by the American Board of Surgery
  • Train surgical residents to become competent, confident, and compassionate surgeons who will deliver quality evidence based surgical care in a cost efficient manner
  • Prepare program graduates for a broad scope of career opportunities, including participation in local, regional and national health initiatives
  • Foster the development of ACGME/ABMS core competencies that embody professionalism, lifelong learning, personal growth and a commitment to compassionate care among students, residents and faculty within a supportive educational environment
  • Integrate student and resident education to promote the fundamentals of surgical practice, research and educational techniques