The first and second years of the General Surgery Residency Program are designed to provide the individual with the experience necessary to develop a foundation in the core components of general surgery and the surgery subspecialties. Our overall objective is to develop residents through in-depth experience in managing surgical patients in a variety of situations and disciplines while developing basic surgical technical skills. The first year resident has primary responsibility for directing the pre and postoperative care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings under the direct supervision of a senior resident and attending surgeon. These responsibilities include history and physical examinations, daily management of inpatient service, and participation in approved level surgical presentations. The teaching of medical students assigned to the service is an important aspect of daily responsibilities for our residents. The second year builds on these experiences while introducing the responsibilities of surgical consultation.
Up to five individuals are selected as categorical general surgery residents, and eight are selected for the non-designated preliminary track. Residents from other surgical specialties also participate in the PGY-1 year and include Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Urology.
Three weeks of vacation are assigned throughout the year. In-house on-call responsibilities average every fourth to fifth night. There is a night-float rotation covering the core surgical disciplines.
For more information regarding our program, our Resident Applicant presentation will be posted shortly.