FAQ

1. Why should I choose this program?
There are many strong points to the General Surgery Residency. We are a Level I Trauma Center and Burn Unit. The program emphasizes early assisting and operating. The Endoscopy numbers are considerable. Our program offers training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Weekly didactics are provided and a monthly live model lab allows residents to practice their laparoscopic and open surgical procedures.

2. Is Moonlighting allowed?
There are minimal opportunities for moonlighting given the busy schedule of a General Surgery resident. On a selected basis, senior residents are able to moonlight within the institution.

3. What type of residents are we looking for?
Candidates for our program should know that we do favor strong USMLE/COMLEX scores. In addition, we encourage applicants to schedule a fourth year rotation on the General Surgery service so that they are able to see the residency first-hand, visit the institution and the area, and directly interact with the residents. We have found this to significantly assist both the applicant and our committee in selecting candidates who will have strong success in our program.

5. What do graduating residents do after residency?
We are committed to preparing the graduating resident to enter practice immediately or to compete successfully for Fellowship training.

6. What is our 1st time Board Pass rate?
100% of our graduates have passed their board exams on the first attempt.

7. How can I find out more information about your program?
Please feel free to contact Karen Bash or Dr. Cashen. The General Surgery residents also maintain a working website, which contains information about the ongoing didactic programs, etc.  We can direct you to that site when you contact us.

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