General Surgery

Program Goals and Objectives

Mission Statement

Our program will utilize all modalities available to train our residents in the classroom, the operating room, outpatient offices, hospital floors, and simulation suites including wet labs. We are a hybrid community/University affiliated general surgery program that strives to train surgeons to gain the best experiences of both community and academic settings. We provide evidence based care to the greater community served by our hospital which includes a vibrant elderly community, robust working class, and under-served indigent population. The diversity of our faculty, staff, residents and students reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We want our faculty, staff, and residents to feel respected, treated fairly, listened to, and accountable for the quality and advancement of the educational program. We encourage scholarship and research through dedicated research time and support staff. Our residents regularly present at regional and national meetings.

Goals and Objectives

Promote individual development in the context of the team dynamic with facility interacting in a modern multidisciplinary environment. Maintain a respectful workplace that residents, faculty, and staff are proud to call their own. Offer residents diverse sub-specialty exposure in the hospital and clinic setting with an excellent case load to maximize training. Produce surgeons who are highly skilled with sound clinical judgement that are competent to go immediately into general surgery practice upon graduation or successfully compete for highly sought after fellowship positions. The program aims to graduate capable surgeons who are able to offer highest level of care by practicing in the community hospital environment, or expanding on their academic exposure by thriving as university surgeons. Our program will strive toward having residents who excel in the six core competencies of the ACGME.

Diversity Statement

Residents reviewing scansWe continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our trainees. Nearly every subspecialty is represented and residents will have ample opportunity for one on one interaction It fuels our academic initiatives, drives our patient-centered care model, and connects us closer to the communities we serve. Creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is integral to our culture. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is the rule not the exception. Our program currently has a 100% resident retention rate. All our current residents are involved in recruitment and selection. Our current residents represent a wide range of diverse backgrounds, race/ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, religion, nationality, unique work or life experience, and medical schools attended. We are truly proud of the program that we call the University of Miami /JFK Medical Center Palm Beach Regional GME Consortium General Surgery Residency and we look forward to our future with enthusiasm and excitement.