General Surgery Residency
To educate and train exceptional, well rounded, team-oriented general
surgeons in a community-based setting who can provide excellent, evidence-based
clinical and surgical care to all patients in a variety of settings.
- To produce competent and confident surgeons who can provide a multitude
of surgical options for any given general surgery practice.
- To establish and maintain a strong program that is centered on mentoring,
teaching, friendships, lifelong learning, and overall well-being.
- To provide education and promote health and welfare for patients.
St. Mary’s Medical Center's General Surgery Resident Program
offers a five-year ACGME accredited surgery program where residents receive
hands-on experience from day one. Residents of the program are taught
directly by attendings, on a one-on-one basis, and engage in all aspects
of general surgery from surgical procedures to valuable clinic experience.
The program also equips residents with a clear understanding of how to
run a private practice. Graduates of the General Surgery Resident Program
at St. Mary's Medical Center leave with the skills and knowledge to
immediately enter a general surgery practice or transition into a fellowship
Residents perform a heavy caseload of approximately 300-350 cases yearly.
Throughout each year of the program, training both increases in intensity
and autonomy, which gradually allows the resident more independence in
the operating room while maintaining individual support of an attending.
Furthermore, the General Surgery Resident Program at St. Mary's Medical
Center has a well-established culture that eliminates all competition
among residents for cases. A mixture of both didactic and clinical service
experience is blended into the program to ensure graduates are both intellectually
and technically capable as well as emotionally mature surgeons.
Program Director: Dr. Christie Brock
Dr. Brock graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
in 2007. She completed a General Surgery residency in Brooklyn, NY in
2012, followed by a year of Critical Care Fellowship at the University
of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Brock is Board Certified in General Surgery
and Critical Care. She has a special interest in Women's Health.
Dr. Brock is also an ATLS Instructor and KCUMB Residency & Student
Preceptor and a proud Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
In 2016, Dr. Brock was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of
As the General Surgery Resident Program Director, Dr. Brock is dedicated
to every resident who enters the program. She ensures each resident is
prepared to perform the role of a surgeon at an advanced level expected
of a board-certified specialist.
How to Apply
For more information please contact the Resident Program Coordinator: