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Operative Experience - General Surgery at MedStar Union Memorial

Our residents easily complete the required 750 major cases by the end of their PGY-4 year with an additional 200-300 major cases during their PGY-5/chief year. As there are no fellows in the General Surgery Program at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, residents cover cases early on in their PGY-1 year and operative involvement increases dramatically with experience. Our hospital has a dedicated OR for vascular surgery as well as four operating rooms for general surgery, one of which is set up mainly for laparoscopic cases. We also have a dedicated endoscopy suite as well as a vascular intervention suite.

The rotation schedule is designed to ensure that residents have the best exposure to different specialties and that the minimum number of cases is met. All residents graduate with a case log that easily exceeds the required minimum category cases as laid out by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

For more information about the Surgical Residency Program at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital,
please call Cecilia Lawson at 410-554-2782 or e-mail cecilia.e.lawson@medstar.net.