General Surgery Residency

Overview

The General Surgery Program at the University of Virginia offers a unique commitment to the residents through rigorous clinical experience, dedicated research and a structured curriculum striving to create the future leaders in academic surgery.  During the five-years of our clinical program, residents gain knowledge of the pre-operative and post-operative patient care with a strong focus on critical care, develop surgical technical skills and most importantly, acquire pre-, intra-, and post-operative decision making skills.

Additionally, all residents have protected research time and most residents spend one to three years in the NIH-funded clinical or basic science research laboratories combining academic excellence with clinical expertise. We have a strong tradition of education.  Faculty are dedicated to resident education at a departmental and individual level.  Residents are dedicated to the education of other residents and of students. It is a culture and an expectation that residents in our program seek opportunities to educate. Many UVA students cite this as a reason to seek entrance to our program. A grossly disproportionate percentage of teaching awards available in our institution are won by the Department of Surgery.

 

Resident Education

The General Surgery Program at the University of Virginia offers a unique commitment to the residents through a rigorous clinical experience, dedicated research and a structured curriculum.

Research Opportunities For Residents

There is a strong tradition of research among the residents at the University of Virginia. Residents spend one to three years working in a basic or clinical science laboratory.

Current Surgery Residents

View a full Display of all Current General Surgery Residents.

Destinations of Former Chief Residents

See what Initial Post-Graduate Positions Chief Residents received from 2002 to present year.

Response to August 11th & 12th, 2017

On August 11 and 12, 2017 the tranquility of our Charlottesville streets were shattered as white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups sparked several violent clashes that resulted in multiple injuries and the tragic death of a young woman, well documented in the press.

History

Watch how UVA’s surgical education tradition grew and flourished from the opening of the first hospital in 1886 until today, always changing and adapting to the challenges of the present time.

Applications to our program are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS AAMC).