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General Surgery Program at Tripler Army Medical Center

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Medical Student Rotations, Interviews, and Residency Applications:

The TAMC General Surgery Residency Program welcomes third-year medical students from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) during their General Surgery clerkship rotations, as well as fourth-year medical students interested in applying for a position in the residency program who are enrolled in civilian medical schools through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) or at USUHS.

Rotations serve as an opportunity to further your surgical education and audition for a position as a surgical intern. While your actual interviews with TAMC surgery staff are important, each interaction you have with staff at conferences, in clinic, and the operating room are also important.

Contact Information:

Medical student rotations/clerkships are coordinated through Tripler’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office. For additional details, and to arrange and apply for a rotation in General Surgery, please visit the following link:

For questions other than setting up a rotation (link above), please contact our program coordinators:

Residency Program Coordinator, General Surgery Residency
Ms. Kenya E. Bostic
(808) 433-3479

Assistant Residency Program Coordinator, General Surgery Residency
Ms. Gabrielle Thomas
(808) 433-3295


Program Director, General Surgery Residency
LTC Suzanne Gillern, MD, US Army

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
MAJ Benjamin Tabak, MD, US Army

General Surgery Program Coordinators