The General Surgery Residency Program at Waterbury Hospital was established in 1947. The program is designed around resident education and the six ACGME competencies which form the framework for training and evaluation of our residents. Since the career goals of individual residents may differ, it is our goal to provide a general surgery experience that prepares residents for a productive and satisfying career in surgery.
The Department of Surgery at Waterbury Hospital (and its teaching sites at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases) offer you the chance to learn from a stellar faculty of surgeons who are committed to teaching.
Waterbury Hospital has created an educational environment that is personally enriching and clinically rewarding to prepare you for a career in the private practice of general surgery or for further training in a surgical specialty. The program is small enough to be caring, tough enough to be demanding, and respected enough to recruit the best.
The Department of Surgery at Waterbury Hospital has a longstanding tradition of excellence in patient care, teaching and service to the community. One of the main advantages of a small community program is our ability to provide individualized feedback and instruction to our residents.
The Department of Surgery encompasses the Sections of General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Orthopedics and Urology are separate Departments. There are no fellowship programs at Waterbury Hospital and as a result, the residents’ operative experience is not diminished by competition with fellows. Our residents routinely scrub on ENT, plastic, vascular and thoracic cases. They are also welcome and occasionally scrub on urology, orthopedic and GYN cases.
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