Residencies and Fellowship Opportunities
The General Surgery Residency Program rests on the three-part foundation of practical Clinical experience, a thorough and up-to-date Curriculum, and meaningful Research. It accepts six residents per year guided by a faculty comprised of more than a dozen physicians, all of whom are experts in one or more of the general surgical disciplines.
The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers two resident positions per year in a combined general surgery/plastic surgery program. The residency begins with three years of general surgery training, which provides comprehensive experience and education within the field. These preliminary years are tailored specifically to plastic surgery residents and include rotation on otolaryngology, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and plastic surgery.
The two year Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Rochester is a mixture of both didactic and clinical educational experiences, to ensure that the graduates are intellectually capable, and technically and emotionally mature surgeons.
Emphasis is placed on academic knowledge and accomplishment as well as clinical expertise in patient care. Graded responsibility under appropriate attending supervision is delegated to residents based on demonstrated capability in order to provide quality patient care.
The Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester is currently accepting applications for our ACGME approved residency training in Surgical Critical Care. The residency program has been approved continuously since 1997 and is accredited through 2011.
The 0+5 Integrated Vascular Residency is a 5 year clinical program with focused training on vascular surgery, endovascular procedures and pathophysiology of vascular disease. It is expected that at the conclusion of the 5 clinical years, the graduating resident will meet and be exceptionally competent in all existing criteria to perform complex endovascular interventions and all open surgical procedures to treat the spectrum of vascular disease.
Fellowship in Bariatric and GI Surgery
The Fellowship in Bariatric and GI Surgery is a postgraduate educational program sponsored by the Division of Bariatric and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery of the University of Rochester. The fellowship serves as a training program for surgeons seeking exposure and competency in advanced GI, minimally invasive and bariatric care. Located primarily in Highland Hospital, a clinical affiliate of the URMC, the department and fellowship are considered part of the department of Surgery. This is currently a one year clinical fellowship where scholarship and research is supported. The goal is to train qualified practitioners expected of a fellowship trained surgeon in the field. The curriculum provides educational and development resources for proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of obesity and metabolic disease, as well as abdominal/GI pathology.
The Fellowship in Solid Organ Transplantation Surgery is offered through Division of Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery. Following completion of the two-year training program, fellows will have gained skills directly related to cadaveric and live-donor organ transplantation of the abdominal organs. Specifically, the program provides training in 1) continuity of care, pre and postoperative, for many years (decades) post-transplantation, including pediatric and geriatric patients; 2) research directed at improving the outcomes of transplantation technology; and 3) psychological and socio-economic impact and ethical concerns of transplantation, especially as related to organ procurement, donation, and cultural impact of origin of transplant related disease states.