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Rural Rotation

On the right is a Welcome sign for Fairfield reading "The home of friendly people." On the right is an evening exterior view of the Fairfield Memorial Hospital.


During the Fairfield Memorial Hospital elective rotation, residents gain experience in accordance with the defined goals of the General Surgery training program. This broad training includes clinical experiences designed to prepare residents to provide quality care for patients with surgical diseases in a rural setting. Residents are expected to develop competencies in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

Residents will train with Patrick Molt, MD, and Lauren Williams, MD, who are very busy surgeons in what is known as a critical access area with a catchment of about 15,000 people. They operate and maintain clinic daily and expect a caseload of 60-80 cases/month. Fairfield Memorial Hospital provides a well-balanced exposure to the clinical presentation of patients with surgical disease in the rural setting. Clinical and academic experiences are designed to prepare residents to competently evaluate and care for surgical patients.