The primary aim of the General Surgery Residency program at the University of Connecticut is to train competent surgeons in all facets of general surgery and enable them to pursue a career of choice. We strive to
provide our trainees with multiple options for a career when they complete the program, including clinical practice, academics, and research. Fellowship training is rapidly becoming necessary for most career choices following completion of a general surgery residency.
- The program is to have a structure that develops residents in such a way that they will be able to apply for the appropriate
fellowship for them and be a strong candidate for any fellowship program.
- The program will be structured to provide a nurturing environment that promotes a diversity of career
choices for our trainees. Further, resident well-being will be a priority.
- The program will develop all of our trainees into leaders and educate them on safety and quality
- The program will develop and emphasize the ability to teach others (students at all levels, nurses,
mid-level practitioners, trainees in other specialties).
- The program will utilize the most current education techniques including simulation to develop surgical
knowledge and surgical skills in our trainees.
- Trainees will play a prominent role in the programs leadership structure and have a significant role in
developing program structure and curriculum.