General Surgery Residency

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Welcome to the Yale General Surgery Residency Program

Last year marked the Centennial anniversary of the Yale General Surgery Residency. The last 101 years have been rich with innovation, novel educational endeavors, and groundbreaking research. Yale General Surgery has always been dedicated to training the future leaders in academic general surgery—the models of technical expertise, the prolific clinician-researchers, and the indefatigable educators who will influence the field of surgery for generations to come. Our graduates have spread across the nation and the world to every type of surgical career, and are the pride of the department.

Graduates from our program experience a robust case variety and graduate with extremely competitive case numbers. In the last year, 100% of our 2nd year categorical and preliminary residents had logged more than 250 surgical cases. Graduating chief residents routinely are accepted to competitive fellowships in their chosen subspecialties, often at their top choice program, and excel in their operative experience.

Yale General Surgery Residency is unique in its empowerment of surgical residents to lead their program through the model of the Section of Surgical Education. This initiative is a resident-run organization dedicated to improving all aspects of resident education, providing resident leadership opportunities, fostering mentorship, and elevating the academic productivity of the department. This model partners the expertise of the faculty with the relentless drive of our residents to promote a broad range of interests, including community outreach, innovation, simulation, political advocacy, resident wellness, quality improvement, and global surgery, among many others.

Whatever a resident’s career interest may be, the Section of Surgical Education helps to facilitate their success by establishing formal mentorship by senior residents and faculty, streamlining research endeavors, and providing resources to ensure success. An incredible breadth of opportunity is the hallmark of the program. Graduates can expect a comprehensive academic general surgery experience in a challenging, yet supportive environment, preparing them for a highly successful career in general surgery. I thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to laying the groundwork for excellence in our next 100 years.

Warm regards,

Walter E. Longo, MD, MBA
Program Director, General Surgery Residency 
Yale School of Medicine 
Office of Surgical Education 
330 Cedar Street, FMB 107 
New Haven, CT 06520-8062