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General Surgery Residency Program

Length of Training: 5 years
Categorical Positions: 4
Preliminary Positions: 2

The Creighton University Surgical Residency Program emphasizes the clinical and investigative foundations of surgery. Our training program consists of five clinical years of instruction.

The stable and progressive growth of our training program has enabled exposure to a broad patient population base from many socio-economic backgrounds, as well as a wide diversity in training sites. These offer perspective from academic, community, and private practice focus profiles. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive surgical education incorporating diverse operative experiences, structured didactic sessions, and mentoring by internationally acclaimed faculty. In addition, the clinical experiences add immeasurably to a resident’s medical knowledge, diagnostic ability, and surgical confidence.

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General Surgery Residency, Creighton University Medical Center Mission Statement

The General Surgery Residency at CHI-Health Creighton University Medical Center is a hybrid program; we strive to create 21st century surgeons who embrace the best of both the academic and the community settings and who then go on to provide elite surgical patient-centered care to those in need.


    • Promote individual development in the context of the team dynamic of modern surgical care.
    • Maintain a respectful workplace that residents and faculty are proud to call their own.
    • Offer residents diverse faculty and hospital exposure with an excellent case load to maximize learning.
    • Provide an environment of investigative inquiry leading to involvement in surgical advancement.
    • Teach our trainees to become dedicated to the betterment of others so they may truly lead in community or academic centers.
    • Produce surgeons who can go immediately into general surgery practice upon graduation or effectively compete for highly sought after fellowship positions.


    • Selflessness
    • Collegiality
    • Reliability
    • Teamwork
    • Diversity
    • Self-improvement
    • Accountability
    General surgery training at Creighton University is outstanding as there is no competition for cases from fellows. Creighton's GME office also truly cares about the residents and fellows and supports them 100%. I am thankful every day that I am at Creighton University!
    — Andy W. Yang, MD, PhD, MBA