The Division of General Surgery Training Program at Western University has 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.
The program is conducted over five consecutive years to meet the Royal College Training Requirements in General Surgery. The program allows the flexibility to accommodate the trainees’ individual objectives. The residency program has three components: Core Surgery (PGY1 and 2), traditional year (PGY3) and senior residency (PGY4 and 5).