Program Director's Message
The General Surgery Residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC) is accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education to provide five clinical years of surgical training to three residents per year with an additional required dedicated research year. The Program’s vision is to develop, train, and sustain outstanding surgeons who excel at providing surgical care at any time and in any situation.
The strategic goal of the Program is to develop and train safe, independent practitioners of the art and science of surgery who are experts in the core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. To this end, we encourage each resident to develop a disciplined commitment to clinical excellence and life-long learning.
We encourage our trainees to embrace the challenges presented by surgical training and to foster an environment rich in esprit-de-corps. All of our residents balance clinical, academic, administrative, research, and military obligations and work as a team to get the job done and to ensure that it is done right. Personal relationships and interests and interactions outside of the hospital environment are fostered and nurtured.
General surgery residency training is a journey towards a lifetime of learning, not a short period of suffering to be endured and then forgotten. The Program provides the education, the clinical and research facilities, and the surgical staff to support that journey.
The DDEAMC General Surgery Residency Program has a proud tradition of training some of the Army’s finest surgeons; it is in their footsteps that your journey begins; where that journey leads is up to you.
David S. Kauvar, MD
Program Director, General Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, USUHS