Prepared for Practice

Graduates of the University of Florida General Surgery Residency leave our program with the knowledge and skills to practice full scope general surgery in any setting. Robust didactic sessions, technical training, and personalized mentorship leaves residents competitive for fellowship placement in any surgical field and prepared to enter independent practice. Most of our graduates (92%) pursue additional specialty training.

Where Are They Now?

Class Of… Name Fellowship PLacement
2024 Andrea Riner, MD, MPH Surgical Oncology – Ohio State University
Sara Hensley, MD Surgical Critical Care – University of Cincinnati
Dijoia Darden, MD Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery – University of Florida
Brittany Fenner, MD Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery – University of Pittsburgh
Erik Anderson, MD Vascular Surgery – University of Florida
William Freeman, MD
2023 Craig Elder, MD Plastic Surgery – Indiana University
Amanda Filiberto, MD Vascular Surgery – University of Alabama Birmingham
Derek Leaderer, MD Vascular Surgery – University of Florida
Matheus Falasa, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery – University of Florida

Whatever path you choose, the UF General Surgery program can provide you with the tools for success in general practice or subspecialty training.

Our residents are prepared for any area of sub-specialty training. While we strive to give residents the tools and opportunities they need to be competitive at any fellowship program, many of our residents choose to stay with our department for additional training. We offer fellowships in:

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Burn Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Residents are prepared for practice in any setting. Our research and early faculty development opportunities help residents prepare for success in academic practice, while our Practice Readiness Curriculum provides tools for success in the private practice sector.

Graduating Resident Case Logs

Graduates of our program have ample opportunities to develop their surgical skills, and most graduates leave our program with well above the number of required cases in a number of different areas!

Junior residents can even earn additional, protected operative time early in training through demonstration of competence in key technical skills such as knot tying, suturing, laparoscopy, and more.

Our long-standing training program has alumni practicing in almost every field and practice structure you can imagine!

Whatever your career goals, the University of Florida has the tools to help you reach them.