As you embark on your career in surgery, your decision about where to train is critical. We are delighted that you have considered Penn Surgery and we welcome your interest in our General Surgery training program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Our program has a long-standing tradition of excellence and we strive to create a robust educational environment that maximizes the clinical and academic potential of our surgical trainees. Our goal has been, and continues to be, the training of future leaders in surgery.

"Our program has a long-standing tradition of excellence and we strive to create a robust educational environment that maximizes the clinical and academic potential of our surgical trainees."

We believe that creating master surgeons encompasses training in cognitive and technical skills, education in the basic sciences, development of clinical knowledge and surgical judgment, and autonomy. Our program provides all of these requisite components by providing a vast and diverse operative volume, exposure to complex diseases and operations, and talented faculty who promote a collaborative and scholarly environment.

Penn Surgery is a leader in high-quality patient care, innovative surgical education, and impactful research. Our residents enjoy structured weekly conferences, a state-of-the-art simulation facility, extensive research opportunities, and the vast resources that the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia have to offer. We are extremely proud of our program, our trainees, faculty, and our graduates. We hope that you share our enthusiasm. We look forward to your application and your visit.

Sincerely,
Ronald DeMatteo, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery