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Specialty Description

A general surgeon has expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin, and blood vessels. A general surgeon is also trained in the care of pediatric and cancer patients and in the treatment of patients who are injured or critically ill. Common problems treated by general surgeons include hernias, breast tumors, gallstones, appendicitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstructions, colon inflammation, and colon cancer. General surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. (Source: AAMC)

Pathway Director

Michael Weingarten, M.D.  


Linda Greco  


Phone: 215-991-8250

Fax: 215-843-7738



Drexel Fourth Year Pathway Information

Affiliated Residency Programs

Drexel University College of Medical Student Groups

Time Requirement

The residency for general surgery is five years. Up to 2 years of additional training is required to practice in one of the subspecialty areas.


National Organizations

The national specialty organizations can provide medical students with excellent resources as well as updates on current activities within the field, conferences, and on-going research opportunities and research funding.


Residency Application and Match Info

ERAS Application Services
NRMP Matching Program

DATA National Statistic DUCoM
Average Application Count by Specialty (2020)**   69.4
Mean Number of programs ranked in matched specialty (2018-2020)*** 15.6 14

**Data drawn from ERAS data
*** Data drawn from NRMP Characterstics of Matched Seniors