General Surgery Residency Program
Welcome to the Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center General Surgery Residency Program. Our program, which began in July 2012 as an AOA-approved program, became ACGME-accredited in 2018. At our residency, we are committed to training the highest level of physician and skilled surgeon who can move directly into fellowship or practice with equal confidence. The program provides residents the opportunity to acquire a broad understanding of general surgical principles and appropriate technical and motor skills in the community and academic setting. We offer residents professional and personal growth through meaningful responsibilities that increase with each level of training.
General Surgery residents complete rotations in general surgery, vascular surgery, intensive care, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, trauma and other subspecialty electives. The residents are exposed to a wide variety of patient populations in all of our partnering training facilities including Englewood Hospital, Hackensack Meridian Health University Medical Center, Meadowlands Hospital, Bergen Regional Medical Center as well as private surgical centers. As our residents progress through their training, they have the opportunity to demonstrate increasing competence in surgical procedures and techniques, becoming exposed to the vast scope of general surgical practices.
Our general surgery residents enhance their scholarship skills through participation in clinical discussions, conferences, Journal Club, teaching and management rounds. Our faculty members welcome residents’ participation in clinical research, and all residents are encouraged to engage in investigative projects throughout their training. Our goal is graduating academically based, broadly trained, self-sufficient community general surgeons.