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General Surgery Residency Highlights

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

  • 30 residents, graduating six chief residents each year.
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved program.
  • Operating experience of recently graduated chief residents amounts to more than 1,100 cases.
  • Rectangular program, accepting six categorical residents to proceed through five years of training. In the first year, there are also three preliminary PGY-I positions.
  • Graduates pursue careers in general surgery, surgical subspecialties and new high-tech aspects of minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.
  • Over 75 percent of the past five years' graduates obtained cardiac, surgical oncology, laparoscopic, vascular and colorectal fellowships.
  • Seven surgical services, each with an average daily census of more than 30 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.
  • Work in the Reeves Surgical Research Laboratory, focusing on molecular biology and genetics of vascular and gastrointestinal injury.
  • 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.