About Our Surgery Residency

General Surgery Residents and Faculty

Our Division of Surgery has 80 full-time faculty who contribute to the training of five categorical general surgery residents per year. In each specialty, including general surgery, residents acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and skilled independent general surgeons.

Surgical specialties are well established, with faculty combining busy clinical practices with strong academic credentials. In fields where regional centers concentrate on particular types of disease—such as penetrating trauma and pediatric surgery—our residents rotate to these regional centers to broaden their exposure.

With our outpatient clinics, hospital and operating rooms under one roof, residents can readily participate in outpatient evaluation, operative procedures, postoperative care and post-hospital follow-up.

Under the supervision of attending staff, residents assume increased responsibility as they progress through the program, including teaching junior residents and medical students. The combination of an active emergency surgery service (which includes 1,500 trauma admissions per year), a community-based practice and wide tertiary referral base, ensures that each resident will see a high volume and a broad range of cases.

The hospital is well staffed with 24-hour ancillary support, minimizing non-clinical work. Overnight on-call responsibility is limited due to the implementation of a night float system.

A diverse and comprehensive conference schedule features Lahey Hospital & Medical Center staff and invited outside experts. Residents are expected to take an active part in the learning process by becoming involved in research and giving educational conferences.

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Residents and faculty reflect on their General Surgery Residency experience at LHMC.