Program Specific Info
The General Surgery Residency Program is a newly accredited GME program
based at MountainView and Sunrise hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Combined,
these hospitals contain around 1,000 beds, including Sunrise Children’s
Hospital. The surgical faculty will provide a robust, in-depth training
experience. The two hospitals together have 39 ORs, five da Vinci robots,
and 120 ICU beds. The surgeons perform cases across the spectrum of general,
cardiothoracic, vascular, trauma, and pediatric surgery and the surgical
subspecialties. The hospitals have the premier robotic surgery programs
in the region. As a Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital cares for
patients with complex, life-threatening conditions.
MountainView’s General Surgery residency program is led by Paul W.
Nelson, MD, FACS, who has 30 years’ experience teaching surgery
and leading residency programs. The program will be a part of the transformation
of MountainView and Sunrise, as they evolve into a destination for Graduate
The program has been approved for 28 positions (8-8-4-4-4) with half of
the PGY-1 and 2 positions being categorical and half preliminary.
Most rotations will be at MountainView Hospital. Rotations in trauma and
pediatric surgery will be at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in
Our current facilities include a state-of-the-art simulation facility,
classroom and research space; additionally we are in the process of building
a brand-new advanced facility with dedicated space for Graduate Medical
Education, due to open in late 2016.
The General Surgery residency program is 5 years in length and does include
a research component.
The General Surgery residency program is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for 28 categorical positions.
4 Categorical &
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