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Division of General Surgery

The discipline of surgery has been prominent throughout the history of medical education at Saint Louis University. The Division of General Surgery offers a five-year surgical residency. 

General Surgery Residency Training

This well-organized and long-established residency provides the clinical material and faculty expertise needed for graduates to become a board certified, productive general surgeons. Our residents gain operative and patient care skills progressively under the supervision of the general surgery faculty. First-year residents participate in all surgical activities. The first year also incorporates surgical specialties, such as genitourinary, neurological, orthopaedic, otolaryngology, and plastic surgery.

The breadth of experience ranges from private practice to veteran affairs (VA) practice in academic and community settings. This broad experience allows residents to experience a variety of practice styles and learn a broad array of technical skills. The clinical programs at these institutions emphasize general surgery, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and cardiothoracic surgery across a broad variety of clinical settings.


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