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General Surgery Residency

Dr. Kaplan with chief residentsOur curriculum in surgery is comprehensive to include didactic, research, and clinical training and is highly interactive among residents, faculty and administration.

The program graduates caring physicians who are highly competent technicians, fully versed in the science which subtends surgical practice. The resources of the department include not only our faculty and extensive clinical environments but also teaching laboratories, research facilities and advanced computer facilities.

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The clinical training program is a "hands-on" experience. Residents participate in the operating room beginning in their internship year. All operative cases are supervised by attending staff and rotations in the Intensive Care Unit begin in the first year.

Senior residents participate in the education of junior residents. Weekly divisional conferences are led by senior residents who discuss interesting cases and share recent literature on the topic. Additionally, there is a weekly teaching conference for all residents (taught by faculty) to cover basic science and clinical surgical topics.

Chief ResidentsThe Department of Surgery is approved by the Residency Review Committee to train 38 general surgery residents (not including fellows). We graduate five categorical residents each year. Preliminary residency positions, one or two clinical years, are available to those interested in other surgical or medical specialties who desire this training.

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General and trauma, surgical oncology, cardiothoracic, urology, vascular, transplant, plastic, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, critical care, and community surgery.

The McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center is an integrated institution providing rotations in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery.

The Department of Surgery has affiliations with several community hospitals, for example St. Mary’s Hospital and Winchester Medical Center, where our residents do rotations during their residency.

For more information about the Department of Surgery's General Surgery Residency Program we encourage you to visit VCU School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education Office.

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last updated: 08/18/2014