General Surgery Residency

The Rush University - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Integrated General Surgery Residency is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited training program with eight categorical residents in each postgraduate year. Our goal is for each resident to fulfill their potential for a successful career in whichever surgical endeavor they pursue. Graduates of this program are competent to enter independent surgical practices or continue on in an academic surgical career. Many choose to pursue further postgraduate fellowship training.

Graduates of our program have specialized knowledge and experience in the diagnosis, operative, and peri-operative management of diseases and their complications in the nine primary components of surgery, including alimentary tract, abdomen, breast, skin and soft tissue, head and neck, vascular system, endocrine system, surgical oncology, trauma, and critical care. In addition, we have substantial experience in pediatric, thoracic, burn and transplant surgery.

Residents, on average, perform 1,000 cases and easily exceed the American Board of Surgery requirements in all defined categories. You can get more information on case volume here. Additionally, our program is commited to providing residents with opportunities to pursue basic, clinical and translational research during their training. Residents have the opportunity to enter into the research lab after completion of their PGY-2 or PGY-3 year, if desired.

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