Randal Zhou, MD, a fourth year General Surgery Resident from Rush University Medical Center – General Surgery Training Program, is currently in his six week rotation with Patrick L. Molt, MD, FACS. Dr. Molt is serving as an adjunct professor for Rush University Medical Center – John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Integrated General Surgery Program. Dr. Zhou is the second General Surgery Resident that has come to Fairfield to do a rural surgery clinical rotation.
Due to Dr. Molt’s wealth of knowledge and expertise, coupled with the high volume of surgical procedures he performs at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, he is the perfect surgeon to be training Medical Students. During this year, patients of Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Patrick L. Molt, M.D., FACS, may encounter one of the seven senior level general surgery students during each of the General Surgery Resident’s six week rotation.
“It has been a busy time with several emergency surgeries during my rotation with Dr. Molt thus far. We are seeing and performing a large variety of cases including colon resections, breast surgeries, appendectomies, and much more. It is eye opening to see and very rewarding to be able to assist and train with Dr. Molt in these procedures,” stated Dr. Zhou.
“I am treasuring this opportunity to serve as a faculty member for this residency program. I served as an assistant professor for surgery residents around 15 years ago, but it is rewarding to have medical doctors doing rotations with me once again. Dr. Zhou is a very talented and skillful physician and his future patients will be in good hands,” stated Dr. Molt.
Dr. Zhou conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences, major in Integrative Biology, and minor in Chemistry. He attended Medical School at Rush Medical College and is now in his residency at Rush University/John Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL. Dr. Zhou is currently a member of the American College of Surgeons Student & Resident Section, served as President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, was former President of the Major Adams Afterschool Program, served as the Communications Chair for the Buddies Pediatric Wards; and has also volunteered at the Franciscan House of Mary and Joseph Homeless Shelter. He will complete his Residency program in May of 2019.