Kweku Hazel, MD,
Surgery Chief Resident
We offer a five-year, general surgical residency training program, approved for 80 resident positions and to graduate ten chief residents in general surgery each year.
The internship has 33 positions: ten categorical general surgery residents and 18 preliminary positions in general surgery. The final 5 positions consist of 3 Urology preliminary positions and 2 Plastic Surgery preliminary positions. There are also 5 preliminary positions available for a second year of surgical training.
Our categorical residents are expected to spend two years in the Department's research labs, in research labs outside the institution, or in academic endeavors such as postgraduate education. Applicants entering the program with a PhD can establish a mentored curriculum plan tailored to their career goals.
Teamwork in the Operating Room. Photo courtesy of Nicole Christian, MD
The majority of our graduates continue training in fellowship programs or embark on academic careers.
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 ensure that each resident receives an equivalent experience and fulfills the specific requirements of the Board of Surgery.