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General Surgery Residency (Arizona)

A resident in the general surgery residency works with a faculty member at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


The General Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, offers training in open and minimally invasive surgical techniques with an emphasis on evidence-based surgery. Our training philosophy is based on the mentorship and mastery model and incorporates the three shields of the Mayo Clinic logo: patient care, research, and education.

The five-year General Surgery Residency features:

  • An apprenticeship model of surgical training
  • An autonomous chief resident year
  • Strong didactic curriculum based on the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) curriculum
  • An interactive weekly conference schedule
  • State-of-the-art dedicated surgical simulation lab with laparoscopic and virtual reality trainers and 24/7 access
  • Robotic surgery curriculum complete with a robotic-assisted surgical simulator
  • Exposure to complex surgical patients
  • Search, editing, and biostatistical research support
  • Opportunities for teaching and leadership roles
General Surgery Residency

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General Surgery Residency


The General Surgery Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency review committee for surgery.


After successfully completing the General Surgery Residency, graduates are eligible to take the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination.

Program history

The General Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, began in 1995. Since that time, more than 50 residents have completed the training. The program has received the maximum five-year ACGME accreditation every cycle since its inception. The last site visit was 2011, and the program was awarded the highest accreditation status. Four categorical residents will complete the program on an annual basis.

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