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  • The General Surgery residency program at Morehouse School of Medicine was established in 1993 and is an ACGME-accredited, five-year residency. The residency training program is accredited for 22 residents. There are two categorical positions available at each level of training and preliminary positions available during the intern postgraduate year. As a smaller residency program, we are proud of the bonds of camaraderie built among the residents and the approachable relationship established with the faculty.

    Our main facility is Grady Memorial Hospital, located in downtown Atlanta and serving Fulton and DeKalb counties. Here our residents encounter a heavy trauma patient population, as well as many unusual acute and chronic pathologic conditions. Through the Morehouse School of Medicine Grady Surgical Services, the residents gain vast experience in general surgery, trauma, critical care, surgical oncology and vascular surgery. In addition to Grady Memorial Hospital, MSM has affiliations with other training locations for general surgical and subspecialty experiences in both adult and pediatric surgery.

    Besides health-care delivery, we are also concerned with the social conditions of those that are socio economically depressed in our society. We actively pursue opportunities to improve disease prevention, access to care, treatment and research. Educational conferences include Morbidity and Mortality, Basic Science, Perioperative, Grand Rounds, and Trauma/Critical Care. All residents are expected to participate fully in clinical research. Our residents have opportunities to participate and present in national and local conferences. We are therefore committed to service as well as education.

    Post-Graduate Year (PGY)


    PGY 1 Residents
    Categorical surgical residents rotates through general surgery, trauma surgery, Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU), the emergency room, ENT, Urology, and anesthesiology.

    PGY 2 Residents
    The PGY-2 surgical resident rotates through general surgery, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, hepatic and renal transplantation, surgical endoscopy, and the surgical intensive care unit. .

    PGY 3 Residents 
    Categorical surgical resident rotates trough general surgery, trauma surgery, surgical oncology, colon rectal surgery and laparoscopic surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital as well as pediatric surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite for a two-month period.  The PGY-3 surgical resident is a designated first responder.

    PGY 4 Residents
    The PGY-4 surgical resident rotates through general surgery, trauma surgery, and vascular surgery. The PGY-4 surgical resident is also a first responder.

    PGY 5 Residents
    categorical surgical resident rotates through general surgery trauma surgery, vascular surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and serves as the senior resident of these services.  Each of the two PGY-5 residents serves as the Administrative Chief for a six month assignment, with the responsibilities of maintains on-call, vacation, operative schedules and conference schedules.  The PGY-5 surgical resident is also a first responder and chief of the Trauma team and or General Surgery team at Grady Memorial Hospital. 


    For More Information Contact: Residency Program
    Office Phone: (404) 616-1426 
    Email: srp@msm.edu