You are here:  Home  |  Residents  |  FAQ

FAQ

Does the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program participate in the Match?

Yes, completed applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by November 30, 2013.

Do I have to participate in the NRMP Match to enter your program?

Yes, you must apply through ERAS and participate in the Match. We do not accept applicants outside of the match or paper applications.

How many first year positions does your program have available?

There are six Categorical and six Preliminary positions available for the first Post-Graduate Year.

How many positions is your program approved to graduate each year?

The Surgery Residency Review Committee has approved our program to graduate 6 categorical general surgeons each year.

How many years of training are required to complete the program?

The program is structured to provide a progressive comprehensive educational curriculum over five (5) clinical years of training. At the completion of training the resident will have fulfilled criteria to be eligible for board certification. Additional research time is not required but is available if a resident is interested.

Does the program provide surgical textbooks for the residents?

Yes. Every year all residents are provided a program textbook and a book allowance. The 2013 - 2014 and 2012 - 2013 program textbook is ACS Surgery (web-based format) and the 2011 - 2012 textbook was Greenfield's Surgery (hard copy). Required readings are assigned weekly from the program textbook to provide a structured reading program. Additional supplemental reading is available in the SCORE curriculum which is also provided to all residents in the program. First year residents are given the Fundamental of Surgery Curriculum to provide additional educational opportunity.

How many cases do your residents have as primary surgeon at the completion of their training?

Our residents typically will have between 1300 and 1500 cases as primary surgeon by the completion of their 5 years of clinical training.

What do your residents do after graduation from the program?

Approximately 40% of our residents will proceed into academic fellowships. The remainder of our residents are sufficiently confident in the training they have received that they proceed directly into General Surgery practice. We place our residents around the country in both fellowships and practices. The goal of the program is to train an excellent "general" General Surgeon who will succeed and be respected in either a fellowship or private practice.

Do you have fellows in the program that compete for cases?

There are no fellows involved in the program, on rotations, or at training sites with our residents. This provides the opportunity for our residents to be directly involved in all cases with attendings.

Does your program have a cut-off graduation year?

You must have graduated from medical school within the past 3 years. Consideration will be given to those applicants who graduated before 2009 if exceptional circumstances exist.

Does your program accept Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) as residents?

Foreign medical graduates who meet all of the eligibility requirements may be considered for preliminary and categorical positions. Our program does not sponsor H-1B visas. You must hold a J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG or hold Permanent Residency in the United States before applying to our program. We require candidates to have at least 1 year of clinical experience in the United States. This may be as fourth year medical student at an LCME approved allopathic or an approved US osteopathic medical school.

BDMC Banner Univ Medical Center BEMC
Phoenix VA UofA College of Medicine Phoenix Childrens Alaska Medical Center

Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix Campus
925 East McDowell Road, Second Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006
www.pisrconnection.com

phone: 602.839.3339 | fax: 602.839.3300