Our Program

  • Categorical - NRMP #1442440C0 - 3 positions
  • Preliminary-NRMP #1442440P0 - 1 position at PGY 1 level
  • Nonpyramidal program
  • RRC approved, 2014 -- self study visit 2024
  • 4 mo. rotation to Strong Memorial Hospital during PGY-3 year to gain experience in transplantation and pediatric surgery
  • Residents completing the program log approximately 1,000 operative cases
  • Call every fourth night. NYS DOH and ACGME compliant
  • 50% of graduates enter surgical practice, the remaining 50% complete fellowships
  • Specialties include General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • For residents planning a career in rural areas, electives exist for increased experience in surgical subspecialties. One month electives in the PGY 1, PGY 2, PGY 3, and PGY 4 year
  • Formal weekly conferences include; Surgical Grand Rounds, Surgical Quality Conference, Clinical Case Presentation Conference, Trauma Rounds, Gold Rounds, Subspecialty Conference
  • Protected conference time
  • Surgical skills lab with FLS Box trainers, Virtual Laparoscopy trainers, and SimMan for team training
  • Educational/Academic Support - ATLS, ACLS, Scientific American Surgery, Evidence Based Medicine Journal Club, ABSITE and Mock Oral Board Exam, Educational Travel Allowance, FLS, FES
  • Inpatient Surgical Service consists of approximately 40-50 adult beds
  • Patients are assigned to a team of residents working with a group of attendings
  • All patients are teaching patients with direct housestaff involvement and responsibility
  • Ward rounds supervised by Chief Residents are held each morning
  • Outpatients are seen in the Surgical Clinic by residents and attendings together. One day per week in surgical clinic
  • All applications for General Surgery must be submitted through ERAS
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