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General Surgery Residency Program

Training World-Class Surgeons and Leaders

Welcome from Dr. Laura Lambert

The University of Utah Health is a world-class medical center offering the most up-to-date, innovative and comprehensive, high-value care possible. For 14 years in a row, the University of Utah Health has been ranked in the top 10 in the Vizient Inc’s Quality and Accountability Study, including a number of years at #1. The Department of Surgery and the Division of General Surgery are key players in this success. Through the Department of Surgery, more than 75,000 surgical patients are seen by over 650 physicians and staff each year. Through exceptional patient care, outstanding education, and cutting-edge discovery, the vision of the Department of Surgery is “the future of surgery, delivered today’. As witnessed by a rich legacy of developing prominent surgical leaders, including 8 department chairs, outstanding surgical education is what the University of Utah General Surgery Residency does. 

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Dr. Laura Lambert

Supported by the abundant resources and collaborative culture of the University of Utah Health Science Center and Department of Surgery, the mission, vision, and values of the General Surgery Residency program are:

Mission: To train world-class academic and community surgeons and future leaders of surgery who will serve locally, nationally, and globally.

Vision: At the completion of residency, our graduates will be poised to assume leadership roles in academic and community surgery, healthcare administration, innovation, and deliver the future of surgery, today.

Values: We believe that being a surgeon is a privilege that is continually earned through humility, dedication, hard work, and lifelong self-directed learning that is driven by a love of all humankind.

We hope that you enjoy exploring this website, the University of Utah Health Science Center, the amazing beauty of the Salt Lake valley, and the great state of Utah where collaboration and inclusion are more than just words – they are a way of life. You will easily see why Salt Lake City is one of the fastest-growing and most desirable places to live in the United States. Regardless of where you are from, as a general surgery resident at the University of Utah, you will quickly feel at home in Utah – where both life and surgery are elevated.

Laura A. Lambert, MD, FACS
Program Director

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University of Utah Division of General Surgery Residency Program

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