General Surgery Positions Available

For the 2019-20 academic year, the General Surgery Residency Program at Virginia Mason is offering 11 first-year positions:

  • Categorical Surgery: five (5) five-year positions
  • Preliminary Surgery: six (6) one-year positions

Each year, one of the five categorical residents will be given the opportunity to enter a "research track" after their second clinical year.

The application process is completed entirely through ERAS. All positions are filled through the NRMP. The program does not fill any intern positions outside of the NRMP.

An excellent interchange and camaraderie exists among the various specialties and disciplines within Virginia Mason. Our relationships with medicine, pathology, radiology and anesthesia are an example of how we work so well as a team. Patients at Virginia Mason often have several specialties collaborating in providing the best care. This tradition at the clinic, fostered by the residency programs, leads to excellent communication and collegiality, which is a major strength within our program.

We also attain clinical and operative experience at outside institutions to provide our residents with the best possible education. The opportunity to treat severely injured patients is provided by emergency room, TICU, trauma, and burn service rotations at Harborview Medical Center during the R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 years. A pediatric surgery rotation is provided at Seattle Children's for third-year residents. Additionally, we just added a rural surgery rotation at Skagit Valley Hospital for our third-year residents. This very busy rotation will enhance exposure of our residents to outpatient and rural surgery. The remainder of the residency is spent learning from the accomplished faculty within Virginia Mason. Our rotations cover the breadth and depth of the various disciplines within surgery, including specialties in acute care, colorectal, bariatric, hepatobiliary, pancreas, thoracic, esophageal, head and neck, hernia, breast, vascular, transplantation, plastics and cardiac surgery.