The General Surgery Residency Program at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is a five-year, fully accredited program. Upon completion, residents will have performed up to 1,000 operations in state-of-the-art surgical suites.
Conemaugh Memorial is home to a state-of-the-art vascular operating suite, specifically designed to handle complex vascular surgery, equipped with the latest technology, including image intensification and physiologic monitoring. It has the unique capability to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures, endovascular procedures and traditional surgery.
As the flagship hospital of Conemaugh Health System, Conemaugh Memorial provides care across five counties in west central Pennsylvania. Its diverse patient population includes a high percentage of patients suffering from coronary artery disease, cancer and diabetes. Its services include a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, along with 24/7 cardiac catheterizations, open heart surgery, and nationally recognized orthopedic, pulmonary, critical care and maternity programs. Fourteen categorical and one preliminary residents are currently enrolled. Each year, up to four residency positions are open to applicants. Approximately 80 percent of program graduates pass the board exam on the first attempt.