Welcome to the MedStar Baltimore General Surgery Residency Program.
Our program began under the leadership of J.M.T. Finney Sr., MD, who was the first President of the American College of Surgeons. He established the residency at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He was devoted to the development of outstanding clinical surgeons committed to providing the highest quality patient care.
That same commitment continues today with the surgeons and residents who practice and train at MedStar Baltimore General Surgery Program. We are an independent surgical training program that is uniquely able to offer a diverse training experience, both in and out of the operating room. Our goal is to develop surgeons who lead in clinical excellence and deliver extraordinary patient care.
Our residents are trained by the best surgical educators across the city. They rotate throughout the MedStar Hospitals in Baltimore as well as the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland. Our residents graduate with more than 1,000 cases and at least 300 major cases in their chief resident year. Our graduates often seek fellowships and match in their desired field.
Each year, three categorical residents are accepted through the National Resident Matching Program into the non-pyramidal general surgery program. Rankings are based on the applicant's academic record, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, and interviews.