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Surgery Residency Overview

The Prisma Health / University of South Carolina School of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program is a fully accredited five-year training program offering general surgical training in Columbia, South Carolina, also known as the Midlands. The program is filled by three categorical and two preliminary residency spots each year. Residents are selected through ERAS from a wide range of both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country. Residents are taught by board certified surgeons in general surgery as well as representative surgeons from every specialty currently certified by the American Board of Surgery. 

The General Surgery Residency Program in Columbia is unique in both its breadth and depth of complete general surgery training. Situated in the heart of South Carolina, Prisma Health-Midlands serves a unique role as not only an exceptionally busy community hospital serving the needs of nearly one million residents in the greater metropolitan area, but it also acts as a vital tertiary referral center for the complex surgical needs of a large portion of the state. Serving these functions allows the residency program to seamlessly blend broad exposure to “bread and butter” general surgical procedures alongside much more complex pathology typically seen only in large academic centers. Whether it’s responding to an emergency at our Level I trauma center, learning independence and autonomy in a rural surgery setting, or working with our internationally renowned vascular surgeons, our residents develop the skills and knowledge to confidently handle anything they will encounter in their career. 

For further information regarding the curriculum, how to apply, or information regarding our current residents, alumni, and faculty, please click on the appropriate links.