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Residency Benefits

  • Salary within 10% of the approved ACGME Sponsoring Institution GMEC stipend and benefits recommendations
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  • Vacation - 2 Weeks per year
  • Lab Coat - PGY1 Residents receive two free lab coats. PGY 2-5 will receive one free lab coat per year.
  • Access to health/dental/vision insurance for resident and eligible dependents
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Access to Disability insurance
  • Annual $1,250 Educational Allowance
  • Annual Specialty In-Service Exam
  • Reimbursement for required courses and travel related to the residency program
  • ACGME/AOA or ACOS Course
  • ATLS Course ("Advanced Trauma Life Support")
  • AOA & Specialty College dues
  • COMLEX Level 3 and/or USMLE Step 3 Boards
  • Board Review Registration
  • General Surgery Written Boards for residents in the General Surgery Program
  • Orthopedic Surgery Written Boards for residents in the Orthopedic Surgery Program
  • Meals and parking provided at St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs
  • Digital/voice activated pager
  • Surgical Loops
  • DEA in your 2nd year only

Our Strengths:

  • Trauma and Foot and Ankle rotations are stronger than ever
  • Caseload and variety easily meet ACGME Requirements
  • More scholarly activity, more collaboration with other hospital systems ZOOM has increased our working together as a larger group
  • Grand Rounds participation
  • New Hand surgeon will strengthen the program
  • Team Environment
  • Autonomy with patient care
  • Great Surgical experience and development of clinical management of patients
  • Exposure to wide variety of surgical cases/patient presentations.
  • Exemplar attendings.
  • Varity of pathology and learning experiences.
  • Dr. Orth is a very hand on program director who always has the best interest of the program and residents in mind.
  • Our residents have done extremely well in matching to competitive fellowships, with greater than 95 percent getting one of their top choices.