The Senior General Surgery Training Program

Chief Resident

The final year of training - the "Chief Year" - is designed to build upon the first four clinical years of the program. The goal is to provide an opportunity for the chief resident to be the operating surgeon on the most complex vascular and general surgery cases. This year offers high-end operative exposure and intense technical training. By the completion of the chief year, residents will have performed more than 1,000 major cases. In addition, it is a year to develop confidence, assume greater responsibility for surgical judgment and patient management and to mature in independence and leadership. While the goals are high, they are established to provide each of our trainees with the confidence and skills necessary to compete for the best surgical opportunities in the country and the world.