General Surgery Resident Program

Local Samaritan surgeon operating.

Categorical, Comprehensive & Cutting Edge

The General Surgery Resident Program is based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon and is affiliated with Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine Pacific-Northwest. Designated a Level-II Trauma Center, the flagship hospital is home to a robotic-assisted surgery epicenter, heart and vascular institute, comprehensive cancer center (collaboration with Stanford University) and an accredited weight management and metabolic surgery Institute.

Residents receive training in general surgery, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, anesthesia, plastic surgery, medical intensive care, trauma and acute care, bariatrics, vascular, HPB, transplant, burn and pediatric surgery.” To further round out the surgical experience, our residents also rotate at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and OHSU in Portland. Special-interest and research electives are also available.

The program is fully accredited through ACGME.

Curriculum & Didactics

Samaritan’s General Surgery Resident Program offers a comprehensive curriculum with hands-on experience. Scholarly activity and research is required with a yearly project culminating in a presentation at Research Day. 

Smiling residents at a meeting.

Directors & Residents

Samaritan residents are the forefront of technology and procedures in the field of general surgery.

Our faculty are mindful and attentive, providing comprehensive hands-on experiences and an excellent didactic program. We are fortunate to have a large group of committed and excellent practitioners dedicated to educating the next generation of general surgery physicians.

Meet Program Director Nathan Smith, DO

Meet the General Surgery Residents

Explore Our Region

The Willamette Valley is filled with a variety of activities and outdoor adventures, ranging from hiking and mountain biking to mellow floats down the river in the summer. In the winter, you can enjoy a day or weekend ski trip to one of several ski areas in the Oregon Cascades.

Corvallis also has a great variety of food options ranging from French pastries in the morning to late-night burritos, as well as several breweries, wineries and a local cider house. We even have a Farmer’s Market on Saturday with lots of local produce, farm-raised meats and bakeries selling fresh breads and treats that you can enjoy in one of the surrounding parks.

Corvallis is also home to the Oregon State Beavers and we have the opportunity to go to various Pac-12 sporting events. One of our favorites is when the Oregon Ducks come over to challenge us in the ‘Rivalry Game’ and the town shows up for an electrifying game! 

What Our Residents Say

“The excitement other residents and the leading edge developments are only a couple of the reasons I chose the General Surgery Residency Program at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.” – David Schwartz, DO

“The smaller size is an asset to our program and cultivates a closeness impossible to achieve at a larger program. It means that regardless you always have someone who can cover your back or a shift if you need it, but it also means that you can’t fade away unnoticed into failure. It ensures that we are all working together towards the common goal of becoming great surgeons and physicians, as a family.” – Jesse Enderson, DO


Medical student sub-I applications may be submitted between Feb 1 and May 15, and residency applications may be submitted between Sept. 15 and Dec. 31, of the year prior to the start of the cohort.

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