Program Director: Alan Murdock, MD
Preliminary: 1 year (PGY1)
Categorical: 5 years (PGY1-5)
Residents per year:
Preliminary: 8 to 10
The primary goal of our General Surgery Residency Program is to prepare the resident to function as an independent and highly competent practitioner of surgery who will become board-certified through the American Board of Surgery.
Our categorical academic program is strongly weighted in clinical experience. Over the past 5 years, about two thirds of our graduates chose to enter a fellowship program and one third started to practice general surgery following their residency training.
Our organization and faculty strive to provide an outstanding training program and learning environment and we are proud that our graduates are prepared for leadership roles in high-quality academic and clinical programs across the nation.
To meet this goal, the guidelines provided by the Resident Review Committee for General Surgery are followed. All graduating residents must acquire the following six general competencies:
The attainment of all six competencies, and particularly patient care, will be evaluated and closely monitored by the surgical staff for all residents, at all levels, through all rotations.
Clinical knowledge base will be evaluated on all rotations by resident performance under close faculty supervision.
Satisfactory attainment of formal medical knowledge competency may be demonstrated by either scoring at the 30th percentile or above on the yearly American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) or by completing a formal remediation program and passing an additional examination.
The General Surgery Residency program is part of the graduate medical education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about graduate medical education.
Allegheny Health Network
General Surgery Residency
320 E North Avenue, Suite 556
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
A fourth-year medical school rotation through our General Surgery Department or subspecialty elective is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please click here.