The Mastery in General Surgery Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a one-year fellowship program offering advanced training in complex general surgery as well as a large experience in more commonly performed cases. We offer additional training in a community setting in general surgery including aspects of robotic, minimally invasive, and open surgery.

The aim of the program is to provide advanced training in the practice of general surgery to those interested in pursuing a community-style general surgery practice in a rural or stand-alone setting or in collaboration with an 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 for community and rural practices.

Program Mission

The Mission of the Wake Forest School of Medicine 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, compassionate graduates who are highly sought after by community practices.

Program Goals