The General Surgery Residency at Tufts MC is a small residency program (three categorical residents/year) that has the case volume and diversity to create well-trained surgeons, while maintaining an intimate, almost familial environment. Academically, the program inspired me to become a transplant surgeon, and helped prepare me for my continued fellowship training at Stanford. At the beginning of internship, it seems almost impossible to absorb all the knowledge necessary to become a board-certified surgeon. But at the end of chief year, you stand confident and able to take care of the sickest adult and pediatric patients in the hospital. I met some of my closest friends at Tufts- Helena, Nari, Ann, and Marwan, and to this day, we still call and support one another. There are many highs and lows in training- what gets you through it all is the love and support of your friends.
Irene Kim, MD
Cedars-Sinai Health System