Surgery Residency Program

Donald Hess, MD
Program Director

The Boston University Surgery Residency Program provides residents with the range and depth of academic experience and academic exposure required to develop superior surgical skills and an ability to make mature, informed, independent judgments.

Graduates of the program are expected to be superior general surgeons or surgical specialists. This level of capability is attained through a program that offers extensive clinical exposure at every level of training.

The Surgery Residency Program is based at Boston University Medical Center, a modern medical complex located in the heart of Boston’s South End. The medical center includes Boston University School of Medicine, the Boston University School of Public Health, and the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine as well as the Boston Medical Center.

Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 508-bed, academic medical center located in Boston’s Historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. Boston Medical Center emphasizes community-based care, with its mission to provide consistently accessible health services to all. The largest safety net hospital in New England, Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advance specialty care. BMC is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England.

Supervision is provided by an attending staff with clinical and surgical expertise in every major area providing close supervision and consultation for all residents to assist them in planning a surgical career, either as a general surgeon or as a specialist.

BUSM - ORThe program recognizes the importance of surgical preparation for the certifying and qualifying examinations of the American Board of Surgery. An effort is made to introduce board examination techniques to the resident as surgical judgment and technical skills are developed. Clinical research, as a method for developing the appropriate approach to clinical problems, is expected from all residents. Basic research also is available and encouraged for those who are interested in adding this expertise to their academic development.

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