Chandler Regional to train general surgical residents

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By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The Chandler Regional Medical Center will begin training for general surgical residents, according to a statment.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Residency Review Committee for Surgery announced they have approved the medical center as an integrated site for the WBAMC's General Surgery Residency Program, effective June 2014.

Two to three surgical residents will rotate through the program every 2 to 4 months as they are trained in trauma and critical care, general surgery and thoracic surgery, the statement said.

Dr. Forrest Moore, the medical director and section chief of trauma at Chandler Regional, will serve as the associate program director for Chandler, as well as for Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

"The residents will get a broad surgical caseload," Lt. Col. Kurt Davis, program director for WBAMC's General Surgery Residency Program, said in a statement. "Dr. Moore and his staff are very dedicated to education."

Chandler Regional recently gained provisional status as a Level I trauma center from the Arizona Department of Health Services, according to the statement. The new residency program will satisfy the educational requirement set by the American College of Surgeons.