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A unique and important feature of the University at Buffalo General Surgery Program is the fact that it is the only surgical residency program in the city. This provides an enormous patient population as well as the mix of cases necessary to provide the broadest possible learning experience. All hospitals are within 20 minutes of each other and there are no away rotations. We offer comprehensive training in general surgery, with sufficient exposure to the subspecialties to meet the requirements of the American Board of Surgery and the Residency Review Committee. All of our graduates are eligible for Board Certification. Research opportunities are also available for residents in all surgical specialties, and include a broad range of topics from basic science to clinical to epidemiological to educational research. Residents may also pursue a dedicated research experience-typically for one year. For residents who are interested, the research year(s) are productive and career-enhancing.

The University at Buffalo Integrated Surgical Residency Program provides an accredited five-year program in surgery that utilizes six hospitals. The University at Buffalo is the sponsoring agency for all graduate training programs at the university and its affiliated hospitals. The program includes nine categorical residents at each level of training. It also includes designated preliminary rotations for orthopedic, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, vascular surgery and oral-maxillofacial surgery residents.

Reasons that make our residency program attractive:

  1. Each graduate averages 800-1000 cases over the five year residency program.
  2. Experience in working in a variety of hospital systems with interested, enthusiastic surgical educators
  3. The Resident Leadership Committee, elected representatives of each year group, form an integral part of the management of the program
  4. Successful performance on the ABS exams
  5. Successful professional placements in fellowships and practice opportunities

Applications for PGY1 categorical positions are through the NRMP.

A limited number of non-designated preliminary PGY1 positions are available through the SOAP process.


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