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Program Highlights

The General Surgery Residency Program rests on the three-part foundation of practical Clinical experience, a thorough and up-to-date curriculum, meaningful research and excellent training sites including Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, and Rochester General Hospital. We accept seven residents per year who are guided by a faculty comprised of more than a fifty physicians, all of whom are experts in one or more of the general surgical disciplines.


  • The Department's educational mission is underscored by its General Surgery Residency Program with 6 ACGME approved residency training programs or fellowships.
  • The Department offers a translational research experience for those interested in a doctoral degree in the basic sciences, which is supported by surgical research mentors or for those postgraduates who would like postdoctoral fellowships in the translational research cores.
  • The Department hosts numerous educational symposia, conferences and seminars, which are organized and coordinated through the Office of Surgical Education. There are over 20 weekly conferences, clinics or seminars.


Program specifics – such as curriculum, rotation schedule and training sites – can be found via the links above. Or you can contact the Program office.

General Surgery Residency Program
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, P.O. Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642
Program Administrator: Amy Mills
(585) 275-2723