General Surgery Residency

UVA Department of Surgery


General Surgery Program

The General Surgery Residency at the University of Virginia (UVA) offers a five-year program filled with rigorous clinical experience, protected research time, structured curriculum and individual attention from faculty.

Patient Care

As a resident, you will learn pre- and post-operative patient care with a focus on critical care, develop surgical technical skills and, most importantly, acquire pre-, intra-, and post-operative decision-making skills.

Teaching Excellence

Within the program, we have cultivated a a culture and an expectation that our residents seek opportunities to educate others. This is modeled by our faculty, who have won a disproportionate percentage of the teaching awards available at UVA.

UVA General Surgery Residency

2022 GME Recruitment Video

2021 GME Recruitment Video

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Resident Resources


Rigorous clinical experience.

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Residents spend 1-3 years in a laboratory.

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Current Residents

Read their first-hand accounts.

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Chief Destinations

Initial post-grad positions.

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Virtual Information Sessions

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Application Info

Applications to our program are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS AAMC).