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Program Director

Don W. Brown, DO, FACOS, FACS
Program Director

Sara Soule, MD
Associate Program Director


A Letter from the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine General Surgery Program located at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Our program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for two residents per year in the five-year program. The overall goal of the General Surgery Residency training program is to train resident physicians to be competent surgeons and able to practice General Surgery independently. The program seeks to provide residents with training opportunities so that they are able to achieve their professional goals whether that is to obtain subspecialty fellowship training or enter private practice.

Our General Surgery program curriculum requires residents to provide consultations to other services, under the supervision of their attending physician. This will allow the residents to interact with other physicians in a collaborate manner to provide appropriate surgical recommendations and care. In addition, in this program the residents will rotate in various other surgical specialties including Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, and Urology. In addition, the residents will consult with other health professional, to include nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetist, physician assistants, and other healthcare personnel. They will not only have the opportunity to learn from surgeons and health professionals in other specialties in this manner, but will have the opportunity to offer their general surgical skills and knowledge in return to those other providers.

The Medical Center at Bowling Green is committed to providing opportunities for trainees as well as faculty to participate in scholarly activity. Residents are given the opportunity to participate in other scholarly activity opportunities including submission of abstracts for poster and podium presentations at regional or national meetings. All PGY-1 residents will serve as a member of the hospital’s Patient Safety Committee where they will meet with members from multiple departments including administration, pharmacy, nursing, risk management, laboratory, and education to discuss patient safety issues that are either identified internally or are topics from a national perspective. These discussions will lead to review of processes, educational activities, changes in procedures, or the implementation of new processes.

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Coordinator, Adina Husic.


Don W. Brown, DO, FACOS, FACS