Program Specific Info
The General Surgery Residency Program is an 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, six robotic surgical
systems, 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 is 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.
The General Surgery residency program is 5 years in length and does include
a required research component.
The General Surgery residency program is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for 28 categorical positions.
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