Since 1938, the General Surgery Residency Program has long been known for providing a hospitable and nurturing environment, and camaraderie between the residents and attending staff. Residents in our program must work well with each other and are expected to contribute at conferences.
The Department of General Surgery’s goal is to provide an outstanding educational experience for our surgical residents. Surgical volume has always been excellent, with our chief residents’ case volume regularly exceeding 90 percent nationally. The variety of cases also is excellent. We offer a strong core experience in both ambulatory and inpatient surgery. Our busy thoracic service, burn unit, colorectal experiences, and designation as a Level I Trauma Center ensure a diverse case mix. UPMC Mercy has an operating room designed for advanced endovascular surgery, a state-of-the-art endoscopy simulator, and on-campus facilities for resident training in endosopy, microvascular surgery, and laparoscopy.
Our program has a 5-year accreditation with commendation through October 2014. Following the implementation of the Next Accreditation System, our review cycle was extended until October 2016.