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General Surgery Residency Program



MUSC General Surgery Residency provides a broad, resident-focused, academic training experience. Graduates are well prepared for community practice or academic medicine. Our nationally and internationally prominent teaching faculty possess a depth of surgical knowledge and experience and offer exposure to complex surgical cases. Our residents rotate through diverse clinical settings: University campus featuring trauma and acute care, an academic heart and vascular center with complex oncologic and GI surgery, a level I Children’s Hospital, VA Hospital and surrounding community hospitals. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive training program that encompasses the entire breadth of core general surgery and its subspecialties without competition from fellows. Our program is responsible for the successful integration of subspecialty programs: vascular, CT and plastics.

Our program offers a flexible curriculum with dedicated research time available to all residents who seek to enhance their experience. Graduates are competent to enter independent practice or match into competitive fellowships. MUSC is the only major cancer referral center and Level 1 trauma center in the region offering innovative procedures and treatments with a diverse patient population. Our curriculum also features a hands-on simulation experience and outstanding educational conferences.

The Department of Surgery is committed to the health and wellness of our students, faculty and residents. We have regular social events where we enjoy life in the South Carolina “low country” which is routinely considered among the top travel destinations in the world. We attract a diverse resident group of the best and brightest from around the country.

Residency Program Aims

  1. Inspire a supportive training environment that includes robust wellness and resilience efforts and increased diversity.
  2. Increase the variety of training opportunities to include additional simulation, increased breadth of case volume and complexity, increased community and global opportunities, and improved graded autonomy
  3. Improve resident mentorship and faculty teaching development