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General Surgery

Program Highlights:

  • 5 Year ACGME Accredited Program​

  • 3 per class

  • Qualifications for an interview are as follows:

  • ​Comlex 1&2- 550

  • Comlex PE – Pass

  • USMLE 1- 210

  • USMLE 2- 220

  • USMLE CS- Pass

  • Graduated medical school within the last 3 years

  • IMG’s must have green card or be a US citizen

  • ​IMG's out of school more than 3 years must have

    • USMLE 1, 2 and 3 all passing on the first attempt

  • ​Please apply through ERAS

A Welcome from the Program Director:

Welcome to the General Surgery Residency Program at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, New York. We appreciate your interest in our training program. Our categorical five-year surgical residency program gives bright, highly motivated individuals the opportunity to acquire the full spectrum of surgical skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent general surgeon, whether destined for direct entry into practice or moving on to surgical subspecialty fellowship. Our Programs consortium model has many opportunities with Trauma and SICU at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster Pennsylvania; Pediatric Surgery at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York;  GI/Endoscopy at UPenn Health in Dubois Pennsylvania; Vascular at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY; and additional General Surgery rotations at Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY. Our didactic curriculum follows the national SCORE web-based program with faculty support. In accordance with the ACGME’s core competencies, our curriculum reflects the best aspects of practice-based learning and improvement. Thank you for your interest in our surgical residency program. We are committed to providing a supportive learning environment.

Jeffrey Wiseman, M.D.
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

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Alan H. Angell, M.D. -
Urologic Surgery

Medical Education:

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

George O. Maish III, M.D. -  
Trauma and Acute Surgery

Medical Education:

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania



The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

The Penn. State University - College of Med.


The Regional Medical Center at Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center 

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Subramaniam Sadhasivam, M.D. - Bariatric Surgery

Medical Education:

Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, India


Bronx Lebanon Hospital, NY


Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Brian P. Watkins, M.D. -
General Surgery

Medical Education:

Medical College Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI


Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

La Crosse, WI


American Heart Association (National Center)

Dallas, TX

General Surgery Residents


PGY-1          13 General Surgery 
PGY-2           9 General Surgery, 1 Night Float, 1Vascular, 2 SICU
PGY-3           6 General Surgery, 1 Pediatric Surgery, 2 SICU, 1 Vascular, 2 Trauma Surgery, 1 GI
PGY-4           7 General Surgery, 3 Trauma Surgery, 1 GI, 1 Transplant, 1 Vascular
PGY-5          13 General Surgery

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, residents will undergo high-quality clinical rotations at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital; Rochester Regional Health Network; Roswell Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY; Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA; and the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY.

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