The aim of the General Surgery Training Program at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is to train surgeons whose excellent clinical skills are based on a strong foundation of basic sciences knowledge. The wealth of experience gained during residency matures this knowledge base and develops good technical skills. The surgeon will have the knowledge and skills to supervise all elements of care of the surgical patient from initial consultation until correction of the problem. A life long attitude of learning and adaptation to the changes of surgical practice will be obtained.
The General Surgery Training Program at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry ay Western University has a long tradition of excellence. The combination of a relatively small program with a high case volume and large patient catchment area permits maximum training in the field of General Surgery. During the course of training exposure is gained in all aspects of General Surgery with the ability to sub-specialize in other accredited Royal College Training Programs.
The program is sufficiently flexible that the resident will have the ability to direct training towards career objectives. The Training Program at Western has streams leading to either academic or community based surgery. Multiple clinical electives may be undertaken to better prepare residents for the community practice of General Surgery.