Residents in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are part of an academic program with diverse surgical training, strong research opportunities and mentors who are national leaders in their fields.
With residency programs in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery, residents in every specialty have access to world-class training. What makes each of these programs truly special is the community and camaraderie.
Choosing a residency program is an important decision—one that determines where a person will spend the next five or more years of their life training to become a surgeon. Residents at the School of Medicine are eager to help facilitate that decision by answering some of the most frequently asked questions about the residency programs in the Department of Surgery.
With strong research opportunities in each program—including National Institutes of Health-funded training grants in surgical oncology, the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories, a breadth of research at the forefront of urologic studies, and basic, translational and clinical investigations in vascular surgery—residents at Washington University have unparalleled opportunities to pursue their research interests while becoming experienced surgeons.