Surgery Residency Program
University of North Dakota General Surgical Residency Program is an ACGME fully accredited 5 year general surgery training program.
Our residents obtain broad based training at our three core institutions: Sanford Health System, a large tertiary referral, and level I trauma center; Altru Health System, a community hospital and level II trauma center; and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo. Our program encourages early operative experience, with many graduates completing over 1100 major cases during training. In each class, two of our five residents participate in a rural tract pathway, which specifically prepares them for practice in a rural environment.
Fellowship placement for interested residents
Rural track graduates practicing in a rural area
Residency graduates entering immediately into surgical practice
A message from Program Director Dr. Stefan Johnson
The mission of the UND Department of Surgery is to inspire, educate, and motivate surgeons to provide safe, equitable, ethical, compassionate, and high-quality surgical care to patients within North Dakota and beyond. Our surgical residents will be ready for rural practice or further subspecialty training upon completion of their program through fostering independence and autonomy in a collegial and caring training environment with diverse opportunities for achievement of growth and proficiency.