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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...

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"When I explored surgical residency programs, I prioritized programs that offered state-of-the-art training, autonomy, and complexity, while providing sufficient support and resources for trainees to attain their personal and professional goals.

As a father of four and with an interest in academic surgery, the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester stuck out among the pack as a program where residents are able to mature into independent practice while mastering surgical principles in the most complex medical situations, but without compromising the ability to get home to my family, or continue to be available for my friends.

Beyond the training, Rochester offers an immersive experience for families, singles, and those interested in taking advantage of the great outdoors in all four seasons. Finally, the affordability of Western New York is hard to overstate. For all of these reasons, Rochester has been the perfect launchpad for me to attain my career as a Surgeon."

Luis Ruffolo, MD

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