The Mastery in General Surgery Fellowship is a one-year program offering additional training in general surgery including emergency general surgery. 

We offer additional training in general surgery including emergency general surgery as well as aspects of minimally invasive surgery, oncologic surgery and endocrine surgery. Experiences in surgical critical care, obstetrics/gynecology, and surgical practice in rural community settings are also offered.

The aim of the program is to provide advanced training in the practice of general surgery whether it be private practice or academic medical center.

The program is not designed to provide remediation but to provide an environment for the development and maturation of already excellent surgical skills. It is expected that graduates will be highly sought after by those recruiting general surgeons in the private and academic practice areas.

Program Mission

The Mission of the Wake Forest University Department of Surgery Mastery in General Surgery Program is to help associates develop broad based excellence in the practice of general surgery. We aim to consistently develop well rounded, skillful, compassionate graduates who are highly sought by community practices, academic medical centers and international surgical organizations.

Program Goals

Program Benefits Highlights

As a fellow of Wake Forest you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-call resources (rooms, meals, etc.)
Learn more about the all standard benefits available to Wake Forest Fellows. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.