We offer a five-year, non-pyramidal general surgical residency training program, approved for 72 resident positions and to graduate nine chief residents in general surgery each year.
The internship has twenty-nine positions: nine categorical general surgery residents and eighteen preliminary positions in general surgery for individuals preparing for a residency in another discipline. The final two positions are Urology preliminary positions. There are also five preliminary positions available for a second clinical year of surgical training.
Most of our categorical residents elect to spend two years in the Department's NIH-funded surgical research laboratories. Participation in research years or an education year is strongly recommended in the program. The majority our graduates continue their training in fellowship programs or embark on academic careers.
Teamwork in the Operating Room. Photo courtesy of Nicole Townsend, MD
With the requirements of the Residency Review Committee and the American Board of Surgery, we provide a broad, well-balanced surgical experience that can be adjusted to the career goals of individual residents. Every effort is made to assure that each resident receives a uniform experience to fulfill the specific requirements of the American Board of Surgery.
Incoming interns at OR training day with Dr. Tom Robinson, Assoc. PD