The General Surgery Residency Program
This five-year program accepts three categorical R-1 residents for the full program. Four R-1 preliminary (one-year) positions are available for residents planning to train in other specialty areas of surgery.
The staff currently consists of surgeons who specialize as follows: three general surgeons, five trauma surgeons, two surgical oncologists, one breast specialist, six vascular surgeons, three minimally invasive/bariatric surgeons, three pediatric surgeons, three colorectal surgeons and three transplant surgeons.
On an annual basis, the caseload consists of 20,000 outpatient visits and 3,800 surgical procedures. Training includes a varied and balanced incidence of surgical problems, both elective and emergency, broad educational experience in new minimally invasive techniques, endoscopy, ambulatory surgery, trauma, critical care and vascular surgery.
The clinical caseload includes a large volume of elective as well as emergency surgeries, and common as well as complex surgical problems. There are weekly didactic and clinical teaching conferences, including surgical educational conferences; monthly surgical grand rounds; research conferences; lectures by attending staff; and a journal club.
Continuity of care is an important strength of the program. Residents follow patients from the initial clinic visit through hospitalization and follow-up clinic visits.