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General Surgery Residency Highlights

Highlights of Morristown Medical Center's five-year program: 

  • 38 residents, graduating seven chief residents each year.
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved program.
      • Operating experience of recently graduated chief residents amounts to more than 1,200 cases.
        • Rectangular program, accepting seven categorical residents to proceed through five years of training.
          • Graduates pursue careers in general surgery, surgical subspecialties and new high-tech aspects of minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.
            • More than 75 percent of the past five years' graduates obtained cardiac, cardiothoracic, endocrine, surgical oncology, laparoscopic, vascular and colorectal fellowships.
              • Seven surgical services, each with an average daily census of more than 20 patients.
                • Provides a balance of high-tech surgery, quality inpatient and outpatient care, and scholarly activities.
                  • Program's strength lies in operative general surgery. Emphasis is placed on the development of a refined surgical technique through a wide array of exercise and individual instruction.
                    • Member of American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and recognized by the organization as:
                      • One of 37 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals to achieve meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2012.
                      • One of only 25 hospitals in the United States to achieve exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care in 2009.
                      • American College of Surgeons Level I Trauma Center.
                      • Morristown Medical Center was again ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-2021 Best Hospital rankings, and was ranked among the best 50 hospitals in the nation for Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gynecology and Orthopedics. It was also recognized in all ten common adult procedures and conditions. Learn more >