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The Ohio State University

Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Number of Positions Offered: 1

Contact Information

Mastery in General Surgery Program Chief

E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS

Additional Information

Ohio State University College of Medicine
395 West 12th Avenue, Room 692
Columbus, OH 43210-1267
Phone: 614-293-8701
Fax: 614-293-3654

Administrative contact: Donna Sampsill,, 614-293-9722


Program Highlights

The program will consist of alternating three-month rotations at two hospitals which are part of the OSU Wexner Medical Center: the University Hospital and the University Hospital East. Experience will include acute care surgery, general surgery, wound care management, outpatient clinic, and endoscopy.

Program Description

The Mastery in General Surgery Program will consist of rotations at two hospitals: the main University Hospital (Wexner Medical Center) site is a Level 1 Trauma Center. It also is a Burn Center approved by the American Burn Association and has an active Emergency Department. University Hospital East is located on the east side of Columbus and is a community hospital staffed by OSU Physicians and offers a full range of hospital services. The Emergency Department is active and a significant source of admissions.

The clinical rotations involved will include a supervised three-month experience at The Ohio State University Medical Center on the Acute Care Surgery service. During this time, the Junior Associate would take call periodically and have regular supervision during that call period, but have admitting privileges and outpatient privileges as well. After a successful completion of three months of on call activity and supervised practice at the university hospital, the Junior Associate will rotate at University Hospital East for three months. At this site, the Junior Associate will be part of the general surgery call schedule. The Junior Associate would develop a practice based on consultations and referrals from the family medicine service or other practices, the hospitalist-based service, and the emergency department at OSU East. After three months at OSU East, the Junior Associate will rotate back to The Ohio State University Medical Center, and complete an additional three months of unsupervised call, and practice. The final three months would be a rotation at OSU East. In all of these sites, the Junior Associate would have primary responsibility for patients that were admitted to his or her service.

In addition, the Junior Associate will staff a clinic. Initially, the clinic would be at the Ohio State University Medical Center; subsequently transitioning to the OSU East Hospital. As part of the OSU East experience, the Junior Associate would spend ½ day per week in the Wound Center clinic, and would have training in wound care management. The Junior Associate would also have access to the Endoscopy laboratory and would have privileges to do diagnostic esophogo‚Äźgastroduedonoscopy and colonoscopy.

Senior Associates

Divisions of Critical Care, Trauma and Burn (Acute Care), and General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Site Director at OSU Medical Center
Steven M. Steinberg, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery; Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery; Trauma Medical Director; Chief, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn

Site Director at OSU East
David Renton, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery