University of Hawaii General Surgery Residency Program


The training of all Surgical Residents takes place primarily in five Honolulu community Hospitals: Kaiser Permanente - Moanalua, Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Kuakini Medical Center, The Queen's Medical Center and Straub Clinic & Hospital. PGY 3-4 Residents also rotate through The Endoscopy Institute of Hawaii, PGY 2-3 Residents will rotate on the General Surgery Service at The Queen's Medical Center - West O'ahu, and PGY 4 Residents will rotate on the Rural Service at North Hawaii Community Hospital located on the Big Island.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital was founded in 1945 and is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health plans, serving more than 8.7 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible. 
PGY level and length of rotation: 2-3 months of PGY-1 year and 2-3 months of PGY-2 year

Kapi'olani Medical Center (KMCWC) has played a vital role in the health of Hawaii's women and children. Today, as the state's only specialty hospital, Kapi'olani is well recognized as Hawaii's leader in the care of women and children. It is also a major training facility for the University of Hawai'i, John A. Burns School of Medicine's Pediatric and Ob/Gyn residency programs.
PGY level and length of rotation: 2 months of PGY-3 year and 2 months of PGY-4 year

Kuakini Medical Center is a teaching hospital with accredited programs in medical residency, surgical residency and geriatric fellowship under the John A. Burns School of Medicine.  It is a non-profit organization licensed by the Department of Health for 40 SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) Beds, 147 ICF (Intermediate Care Facility) Beds, and 34 residential care home beds. Kuakini Medical Center is also the eighth largest private acute care hospital in Hawaii.
PGY level and length of rotation: 2-4 months of PGY-1 year, 0-2 months of PGY-2 year and 4 months of PGY-5 year

The Queen's Medical Center, located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, is a private, non-profit, acute medical care facility. It is the largest private hospital in Hawaii, licensed to operate with 505 acute care beds and 28 sub-acute beds. The medical center has more than 3,000 employees and over 1,200 physicians on staff. As the leading medical referral center in the Pacific Basin, Queen's offers a comprehensive range of primary and specialized care services. Queen's is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and affiliated with VHA Inc., the national health care alliance. Queen's serves as the primary training site for the Surgical Residency Program and its Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.
PGY level and length of rotation: 4-6 months of PGY-1 year, 2-4 months of PGY-2 year, 4 months of PGY-3 year, 4 months of PGY-4 year, and 8 months of PGY-5 year.
Surgical Residents also rotate at QMC for a number of Electives.

Straub Clinic and Hospital was founded in 1921. It is a fully integrated nonprofit health care system with a 159-bed hospital in Honolulu, a network of neighborhood clinics and a visiting specialist program that reaches throughout the state of Hawai'i. With 200 employed or contracted physicians who are leaders in their fields, Straub provides its patients with expert diagnoses and treatments for more than 32 different medical specialties, including bone and joint, heart, cancer, endocrinology /diabetes, family medicine, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, internal medicine, women's health, vascular and urology. Straub is home to the Pacific Region's only multi-disciplinary burn treatment center.
2-3 months of PGY-1 year, 2-3 months of PGY-2 year, 4 months of PGY-3 year, and 4 months of PGY-4 year

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