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General Surgery Residency Testimonial

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
Transplant Surgeon
Cedars-Sinai Health System