Welcome to our General Surgery Residency website. We are a five-year General Surgery program that is fully-accredited by the ACGME. Our main teaching hospital is Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West located in Nashville Tennessee. Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West has a rich history in surgical education. Since the 1940s there have been residents associated with the surgical service at Saint Thomas. It is only now that we have established our own program associated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The mission for our General Surgery program is to produce affable and technically excellent general surgeons who can practice independently the discipline of general surgery as outlined and governed by the American Board of Surgery. Individuals finishing the program will be well-prepared for subspecialty fellowship training, if desired. Our program is designed to fulfill this mission by providing a scrutinized curriculum inclusive of a wealth of clinical material and an environment that is safe and collegial and offers the opportunity for professional and personal maturation.