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Educating the next generation of surgeons.

Learn more about our robust general surgery residency program from Dr. Clarence Clark, program director, by watching our video.

Our General Surgery Residency Program

As a general surgery resident at Dignity Health in Greater Phoenix’s East Valley hospitals, you will be immersed in a comprehensive program that develops your technical skills and fund of knowledge in a tertiary care setting. Our patient-centered program exposes our trainees to a diverse community that promotes innovation.

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Meet Clarence Clark III MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS Program Director


Why Dignity Health East Valley?

Our general surgery residency program promotes community at every level.

  • The rapidly growing communities we serve in the East Valley and Phoenix offer a high volume of complex surgical cases. Not only will this ensure your competency prior to graduation but you will also have plenty of opportunity to observe and practice the humankindness that emphasizes the importance of compassion and care for those in need.

  • Our comprehensive educational program achieves this mission by promoting a diverse work environment while fostering educational excellence, regional and national alliances, and advancements in equitable healthcare.

  • You will work with a creative and supportive team in a diverse and inclusive training environment that meets the standards and expectations of Arizona's East Valley of Greater Phoenix communities.


Our comprehensive educational program achieves this mission by promoting a diverse work environment while fostering educational excellence, regional and national alliances and advancements in equitable health care.