Discipline of Surgery

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At Memorial University, the overall goal of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is to train orthopedic surgeons to provide compassionate, contemporary musculoskeletal surgical care to the community with standards in keeping with those defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. This pursuit encompasses a primary goal to train competent orthopedic surgeons who are ready to either proceed directly to practice general orthopedic surgery in a community setting or to progress to a clinical fellowship of their choice in an orthopedic surgery subspecialty. Our goal is to not only train towards surgical competence, but also for success in non-medical expert roles and balance in life in general, in an effort to encourage our residents to become well-rounded practitioners who are capable of collaboration and cooperation in the workplace and the community.

The goal of the General Surgery Residency Program at Memorial University is to produce broadly-trained surgeons prepared to go to the community to practice. The rotations are designed to cover many different areas, and allow for extensive community training. Upon completion of training, a resident is expected to be a competent specialist in General Surgery capable of assuming a consultant’s role in General Surgery. The resident must acquire a thorough knowledge of the theoretical basis of General Surgery, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and research.

For more information regarding the Orthopedic and/or General surgery programs at Memorial University, please visit the Residency section of our website. 

Please also visit our Undergraduate page for more information regarding Undergraduate Surgical Education.