The General Surgery Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a top-tier five-year residency program that provides a comprehensive training experience that prepares graduates to become the surgical leaders of tomorrow.
Graduates of the program have gone on to become board-certified surgeons, obtaining highly competitive fellowships in fields such as surgical oncology and pediatric surgery.
The program has received continued accreditation after a site visit in January 2016. We’re approved to finish five categorical chief residents per year. Our program is fully compliant with resident duty-hour rules.
Why Train at Wake Forest?
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center performs more than 8,000 surgeries a year. At the Wake Forest School of Medicine, general surgery residents will:
- Complete more than 1,000 cases upon graduation
- Obtain early operative experience
- Receive extensive level-appropriate primary surgeon experience
- Have a diverse operative experience, including innovative techniques, robotics and minimally invasive approaches
- Perform complex surgical management for pediatric, trauma and surgical oncology patients
Surgical service areas include:
- Surgical oncology
- Colorectal surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Surgical critical care
- Emergency general surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Private practice general surgery
- Salisbury Veterans Administration
Members of the Department of General Surgery at the School of Medicine discuss the residency program: