• Curriculum

  • The St. Anthony Hospital General Surgery Residency Program will use the curriculum designed by the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE®). 

    Our program has begun the transition to ACGME accreditation, and will submit an application in January 2016. Our curriculum reflects the ACGME requirements and standards with the AOA principles added. We will also be submitting for AOA recognition through ACGME.

    As described by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), we expect our graduating residents to be competent in six areas: 

    • patient care and procedural skills
    • medical knowledge
    • professionalism
    • communication
    • practice-based learning
    • systems-based practice

    It is necessary to master knowledge specific to diseases and operations when caring for the surgical patient. However, knowledge of systems and conditions that affect the body as a whole, such as sepsis or coagulopathy, must also be learned.  Our program encourages the Resident to care for the patient not just the surgical issue. 


    The Resident will be assigned to a service/specialty for one month. Duty hours will vary based on the preceptors’ schedule, surgery schedule and other factors. Residents will also be expected to attend conferences and committee meetings as mentioned in the Conferences section. 

    View an EXAMPLE of a block schedule St. Anthony Hospital general surgical residents:

  • Duty Hours

    Each resident in the program will document by program completion, participation, under appropriate supervision, a minimum of 750 major surgical procedures, as surgeon or first assistant. Of these 750 procedures, each resident should average 125 cases per year.

    Resident work hours will be in compliance with the guidelines established by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Work hours will be limited to 80 hours per week averaged over a 4-week period, inclusive of in-house night call and any allowed moonlighting.  Residents will be provided with 2 days (48 hours) off on alternate weekends or 1 day in 7 free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a 4-week period and shall have no call responsibility during the time. Residents shall not work in excess of 24 consecutive hours. 

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