Rotation Locations - General Surgery Residency Program

Residents in Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s General Surgery Residency rotate at six different hospitals. The breadth of experience ranges from private practice to VA practice in academic and community settings. This broad experience allows residence to experience a variety of practice styles and learn a broad array of technical skills.

Des Peres HospitalDes Peres Hospital
Des Peres Hospital
2345 Dougherty Ferry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122


Des Peres Hospital is a 143-bed community hospital set in the beautiful rolling hills of Des Peres, just west of Highway 270, in the area known as West County, St. Louis. A quick fifteen-minute drive from SLU Hospital, this rotation provides excellent exposure to bariatric and minimally-invasive surgery, as well as endoscopy. After finishing this rotation, SLU General surgery residents report a sense of great advancement in their laparoscopic and endoscopic skills.

Mercy Medical CenterMercy Hospital St. Louis
615 S. New Ballas Road
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 251-6000

SSM St Mary’sSSM St. Mary's Health Center
6420 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

St Marys is a busy, 525-bed hospital that is a teaching facility with the feel of a private hospital setting. Set in the lovely Richmond Heights/Clayton area, Forest Park is a mere ten-minute walk away. SLU General Surgery residents enjoy caring for a variety of general, oncology, colorectal, and vascular surgery patients with direct access to Attending surgeons, on this rotation.

Saint Louis University HospitalSaint Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Saint Louis University Hospital is a 356 bed level one trauma center in the city of Saint Louis Missouri. SLUH houses the administrative and academic offices for the general surgery residency. SLUH is also the home of weekly didactics sessions including Morbidity and Mortality, Grand Rounds and Resident-led didactics. General surgery residents spend significant amounts of time at SLU during the five years including rotations in:

Trauma Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Acute Care Surgery

Abdominal transplant

Trauma intensive care unit

SSM Cardinal Glennon Medical CenterSM Cardinal Glennon
Children's Medical Center

1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104-1095

Located on the Saint Louis University Medical Center Campus, Cardinal Glennon Medical Center is a 195 bed pediatric level one trauma center. CGMC is home to SLU’s pediatric residency and fellowships as well as the pediatric surgery rotation and pediatric surgery fellowship. General surgery residents spend approximately five months at CGMC over the five year program.

John Cochran VA medical center John Cochran Division
915 North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
314-652-4100 | 800-228-5459


The John Cochran VA medical center is a 350 bed hospital located in midtown Saint Louis, a few blocks north of SLU, which permits us to participate in didactics with the rest of the group on Mondays and Wednesdays. The VA surgical service blends general surgery, vascular, colorectal and endocrine surgery. As typical with most VAs across the country, the rotations in your 2nd, 3rdand 5th year are designed to encourage building autonomy and surgical skills. An additional benefit of the Saint Louis VA is working with our colleaguesfrom Washington University. Sharing call with them means we learn additional practice styles and operative styles.