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Abrazo General Surgery Residency Program

We are pleased to offer the Abrazo General Surgery Residency Program, a five year, 15 resident program, accepting three new residents per year. 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.


  • Unopposed training
  • 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 and research
  • 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 team-based approach: Blue Team (Arrowhead Campus), Green Team (Arrowhead Campus), Orange Team (West Campus) and Red Team (Arizona Heart Hospital). Each of these teams consists of residents in varying PGY-levels.

For More Information

Elena Urbieta
Phone: 623-561-7983