A Letter From Our Chairman

One of the most important decisions you will make early in your surgical career is deciding upon which postgraduate training program best fits your needs. At Maricopa Medical Center, you will find an outstanding surgical residency program with rigorous, hands-on training, a challenging didactic teaching curriculum, and a very diverse clinical experience.

The Surgery Residency Program provides an incredible opportunity for surgical trainees. As a tertiary care and referral facility as well as a Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center, all our surgical residents are routinely exposed to a variety of cases most residents do not experience until their senior or chief years. Residents are given clinical and surgical responsibilities from day one. Our close relationship with our integrated hospitals at Scottsdale Healthcare and our affiliated hospitals the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Portland Providence Hospital provide our residents with a diverse patient population and a wide variety of preoperative, operative, and postoperative experiences, both in the private and public sector. During a resident’s off-hours, terrific weather and a healthy outdoor lifestyle can be enjoyed year-round. I invite you to apply to our program and we look forward to hearing from you.

Daniel M. Caruso, MD, FACS
Chairman, Department of Surgery