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Surgical Residency Program Strengths


  • High case volume with a wide variety of cases
  • Five-year non-pyramidal clinical program
  • Two Chief Residents per year
  • Match two categorical positions per year via NRMP
    • Offers audition rotations from August - December
  • Surgical faculty committed to teaching
  • Exposure to numerous surgical subspecialties in the true spirit of general surgery
  • Major affiliate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Site for 3rd year student surgical clerkships for both schools
  • Extramural rotations to Roger Williams Medical Center, UMMS Memorial Hospital, and Baystate Medical Center for surgical oncology, transplantation, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, and trauma
  • Provide ACLS & ATLS
  • Residents' Resource Room which includes a surgical library and computers
  • Endoscopic and laparoscopic training facilities on site
  • General Surgery and Vascular Journal Clubs held monthly
  • Visiting Professor Programs multiple times per year
  • Outpatient Office hours for pre- and post-operative care of the surgical patient
  • Eight inpatient operating rooms; five outpatient operating rooms

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