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General Surgery Residency

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A Word from the Program Director

The education of surgeons motivated toward and capable of practicing surgery of the highest quality for an entire career is the major objective of the University of Oklahoma Department of Surgery.

The process begins with the selection of candidates possessing ample intellectual capacity, high moral standards and humanistic attitudes who are willing to make a serious commitment to an intense and demanding educational experience. The modern surgeon is involved in every aspect of a broad spectrum of disease. His/her responsibilities include establishing the diagnosis and managing preoperative care, performing an extraordinary variety of technical procedures and, finally, directing postoperative care and rehabilitation. He/she must learn to relate effectively and productively to patients, their families, and a spectrum of colleagues.

Every surgeon should recognize the importance of new knowledge and should participate in its acquisition. It is essential that he/she view surgical residency as a segment of an educational process which will continue throughout an entire career. 

The Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma offers five categorical General Surgery positions each academic year. All categorical PGY-1 residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. (University of Oklahoma Program number is #1588440C0)

We are now accepting applications exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service

Individuals considering a position in the General Surgery residency program of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals will find basic information on the following pages useful to assess our residency training program. Those seriously interested in more information are encouraged to visit the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.



Jason S. Lees, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Residency Program Director
Department of Surgery 
University of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 26901
COM Building 9th Floor Suite 9000
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
(405) 271-6308
FAX: (405) 271-3919