Abrazo General Surgery Residency Program

We are pleased to offer the Abrazo General Surgery Residency Program, a five year program. Our first residents started in June 2019.


Residents, faculty and staff that work collaboratively to serve the community that needs us most.


For those with a call to heal, we provide the skills to care for anyone, anywhere, at any time.


  • Strong procedural skills
  • Excellence in quality improvement
  • Foundation in evidence based medicine
  • Grassroots innovation

General Surgery Residency Program Highlights

  • 24-hour access to Midwestern University’s library resources for research
  • Access to Midwestern University’s simulation lab that includes simulation patients, mannequins and task trainer resources
  • Space dedicated to educational activities including computer stations and safe and convenient call rooms
  • Meals provided while on duty including access to the physician’s lounge
  • Elective rotations include all subspecialty surgical practices, general surgery, pathology
  • Use of electronic medical records

Program Didactics

  • Monthly grand rounds
  • Weekly basic science conferences
  • Monthly journal club
  • Skills/simulation lab sessions
  • Weekly clinical conference
  • Weekly morbidity and mortality conference


The resident rotation schedule is structured on a mentorship-based approach.

For More Information

Elena Urbieta
Phone: 623-561-7983
Email: [email protected]