Frequently Asked Questions

When do you begin reviewing applications?

As soon as the ERAS post office opens, September

How many positions does your program have? (Prelim and Cat)

Two prelim and 10 categorical.

Are residents required to do research?

Yes, the goal over the five-year residency is to have a paper for publication and/or presentation.

When will I know if I am selected for an interview?

We will reach out in October to schedule for an interview date in November or December

What are the average number of case logs in the first and second years?

Average number of cases by second year/end of first year average 130; end of second year average 343.

What is the percent of residents that become general surgeons?

Last 10 years: 48 percent

What is the percent of residents that go on to fellowships?

Last 10 years: 52 percent

Recent Residents

Name Graduate Year Specialty/Subspecialty Fellowship
Amber Duda, DO
2022 Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Brianne Runyan, MD 2022  General Surgery  
Courtney Hanak, MD
2021 Vascular Surgery The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Slava Agafonoff, DO
2021 Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anna Krapivina, MD
2021 General Surgery
Michael Caparelli, MD
2020 Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Pennsylvania
Josh Ahier, MD
2019 Thoracic Surgery Fellowship University of Arizona, Thoracic Surgery
Alex Shikhman, DO
2019 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Summa Health System/NEOUCOM Program
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery