Welcome to the University of Florida Department of Surgery! Our department has a long tradition of training outstanding clinical surgeons and leaders in academic surgery. The General Surgery Residency offers a rigorous clinical experience with well-funded, protected research time. We have a strong culture of collegiality among residents and faculty. Our mission is to build a community that is supportive and welcoming of all members and we place a particular emphasis on mentoring, recruitment of diverse housestaff and faculty, and continuing education on culturally-respectful engagement . Our graduates are clinically excellent, broadly trained general surgeons that are competitive applicants for their desired specialty. We are delighted in your interest in our program.