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Overview

Our Surgical Residency program offers clinically and academically centered training in a friendly and welcoming environment. The small size of our program allows for in-depth training with a true commitment to patient care and outcomes.

A Feeling of Community

Our small class size also makes it easy for residents to really get to know and form collegial working relationships with our faculty, which is made up of full-time staff who are nationally recognized leaders in a number of surgical specialties. Our faculty is committed to helping the general surgery residents succeed.

High Board of Surgery Passage Rates

The dedication of our faculty, in part, has helped our residents achieve exemplary American Board of Surgery passage rates. From 2006-2010 our residents had a 93% pass rate on their first attempt at the qualifying exam (national average = 86%), a 92% pass rate on their first attempt at the certifying exam (national average = 83%) and an 87% overall first time taker success rate (national average = 73%). Our 87% QE/CE combined success rate is higher than almost all of the other residency programs in Boston.

A Fully-Accredited Program

The Surgery Residency is an ACGME full-accreditation program hosted by the Department of Surgery. In October 2011, we were given a 4 year accreditation from the Resident Review Committee. The Department of Surgery also hosts an accredited 2-year residency in cardiothoracic surgery and an accredited fellowship in vascular surgery, as well as a fellowship bariatric surgery.