General Surgery Residency Program Welcome

Dear Visitor,

Welcome! The Department of Surgery has been successfully training general surgeons since 1942, and education is central to the mission of the department and the institution. The Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist with Wake Forest University School of Medicine represents the academic core of Atrium Health, a nationally recognized leader in Healthcare. Our main campus in Winston-Salem is anchored by an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital, which includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, and serves as the home and main training site our general surgery residents.

Reese W. Randle, MD

The goal of our program is to train confident, capable and collegial general surgeons who are devoted to their patients and their team, and who thrive in their chosen practice environment. Our graduating residents far surpass ACGME operative case requirements for total cases and in all defined categories. Many, but not all, graduates pursue subspecialty fellowship training, although we pride ourselves on training surgeons capable of entering practice immediately upon graduation.

In addition to excellent clinical training, the program provides residents with the skills necessary to be the next leaders in surgery at the local, regional and national level. In addition to the five clinical years required by the ACGME, surgery residents at Wake Forest School of Medicine may opt for additional training after the PGY 3 year as a Howard Holt Bradshaw Fellow, an endowed research fellowship named in honor of our Department’s first chairman. This one to two-year experience is tailored to the career needs of the individual resident.

We believe the success of our program is dependent upon the collegial atmosphere in the Department of Surgery and among the residents. Faculty and residents work collaboratively to deliver excellent patient care. We strive to provide an environment where inquiry and creativity are encouraged and where residents enjoy agency to shape their own training and adapt their program to the ever-changing healthcare environment.

On behalf of all of our faculty and residents, thank you very much for your interest in our program and for taking time to visit our site.

Best wishes for continued success.

Reese W. Randle, MD

General Surgery Residency Program Director

About our Program

Learn about the General Surgery Residency Program at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.