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General Surgery Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in one of the nation's premier General Surgery residency training programs. Since 1927, the University of Rochester Medical Center has helped develop outstanding surgeons.

Our General Surgery Residency Program rests on the three-part foundation of practical Clinical experience, a thorough and up-to-date Curriculum, and meaningful Research.

We invite you to see whether our program is right for you.

Welcome from the Director Welcome from the Surgery Chair

Our Residency by the Numbers


Total Residents


Clinical Faculty

12000 +

Operative Cases Per Year


Total Major Cases (Resident Avg)

What Sets Us Apart

Flexible Curriculum

Surgical residents gain expertise in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients with general surgical diseases under the guidance of expert faculty.

Clinical Practice

We believe that exposure to a large, diverse patient population and broad exposure to complex open and minimally invasive surgeries are crucial to the training of outstanding surgeons. 

Life of a URMC Resident

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

Surgery Residency at UR Medicine



GME Resident and Fellow Tour

What Our Residents Say...


"I was attracted to the University of Rochester General Surgery Residency  for many reasons and it was my very last interview. First, the resident camaraderie was obvious; I had not encountered a group of residents that loved each other more than this group. Second, residents had a record of matching into outstanding fellowships. And third, I was eager to do research with a pre-existing group with resources while also obtaining my Master of Public Health which was available through SHORE."

"The program fully supports research and education endeavors. Our attending are collegial and I’m lucky to call many of them my mentors."

Carla Justiniano, MD, MPH

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