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Oklahoma State University

General Surgery Residency Program

Program Director Welcome

Dr. Hal Robbins

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to apply to the Oklahoma State University Residency Training Program in General Surgery. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to cultivating the academic surgical leaders of the future. Our educational curriculum combines clinical, technical, didactic and scientific training components in order to provide trainees with a well-rounded experience.

Upon completion of our program, graduates are highly trained surgeons with access to the complete range of surgical career opportunities including additional fellowship training and careers in academic surgical practice.



Hal Robbins, D.O. 
Program Director 

Program Description

The General Surgery Residency Program at OSU Center for Health Sciences is a comprehensive, five-year program designed to produce a well-rounded surgeon ready for active practice upon graduation or advancement to a specialty surgery fellowship. 

Our primary teaching hospital is the OSU Medical Center. Residents also rotate at various training sites during their residency including St. Francis Hospital, Hillcrest Medical Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Tulsa, Integris Baptist Hospital – Oklahoma City, St. John Hospital and Bailey Medical Center.

Resident responsibilities include active patient management (both medical and surgical), participation in surgical didactics, performance of research, and involvement in training of third and fourth year medical students and off-service interns.

Surgery residents gain valuable experience surgical fields such as advanced laparoscopy, colorectal, endocrine, breast, robotics, endoscopy, chronic wound care, bariatrics, plastics, thoracic, cardiovascular, vascular, transplant, pediatric, oncologic, hepatobiliary, burn, research, and trauma