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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

Number of Positions Offered: 1

Contact Information

Mastery in General Surgery Program Chief

Charles K. Hu, MD, FACS

Additional Information

Trauma Services
7400 E. Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Fax: 480-882-4276


HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Program Highlights

Practicing exclusively at Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, the program has the capacity for the Junior Associate to enhance his or her experience for independent growth. The Junior Associate will be in charge of the acute care surgery service with experiences in elective and emergency general surgery and trauma/critical care.

Program Description

The Junior Associate will be with Osborn Surgical Group for the entire year. There are four attendings in the group performing approximately 1,000 cases per year combined, with surgical residents also present. The experiences will involve elective general surgery/minimal invasive surgery (seeing patients in clinic), emergency general surgery (from being on-call), and trauma/critical care. The Junior Associate will be in charge of the Acute Care Surgery Service, which encompasses elective and emergent general surgery patients.

The Junior Associate will make clinical decisions for care while on service. The Junior Associate will begin the program under direct supervision. As the Junior Associate's clinical abilities further develop, there will be less supervision, but oversight still provided while Junior Associates perform cases independently. Overall, the transition will be closely monitored with feedback provided by all members of the group.

At the start of the program, the Intake Assessment will be used to evaluate the Junior Associate’s skills, with mentoring tailored to specific areas. The Junior Associate will be evaluated on medical knowledge, surgical skills and techniques, clinical decision-making, professionalism (timeliness in seeing patients, interacting with other physicians, nursing staff, etc.), and knowledge of billing, coding, and practice management. Progress will be assessed monthly through a one-on-one meeting with the Mastery in General Surgery Program Chief, incorporating feedback from all Senior Associates.

Quarterly, the Junior Associate will receive a written cumulative evaluation. At the mid-year review, the Mastery in General Surgery Program Chief will discuss any areas to be addressed by the end of the year. The final assessment will include all the categories in the Intake Assessment and a review of the collective feedback from the Senior Associates.

The Junior Associate will participate in the practice management process and be responsible for submitting charges and meeting with billers and coders on a regular basis. The office manager will assist the Junior Associate on all aspects of practice management. The Junior Associate will also participate in the Performance Improvement Program, which occurs monthly, along with case presentations. CME courses will be available to the Associate to augment their everyday practice management responsibilities.

Senior Associates

Denise Cornejo, MD
Parker Fillmore, MD, MPH
Frank L. Mitchell III, MD, FACS