General Surgery Residency Program

General Surgery Residency Program

Our general surgery program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our patient care and in how we support each other within our profession.

Welcome from the Program Director

Joon Shim, MD, MPH, FACS, Program Director

The Bassett general surgery residency program is dedicated to training the next generation of rural and community surgeons and leaders. Our graduating residents are defined by their excellence in surgical technique, compassion, clinical judgement, autonomy, competence and dedication to improving the lives of patients. Surgery education has been a cornerstone of Bassett’s mission for well over 70 years.

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Our Residency at a Glance

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Total Residents
(15 categorical + 2 preliminary)
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QE Board Pass Rate
Annual Operative Cases
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Total Major Cases
(Seniors graduate with this amount of cases)

Program Highlights

Life as a Bassett Resident

Learn what a typical day as a general surgery resident at Bassett Medical Center is like:

Resident Benefits

See what your stipend will be each year, as well as our numerous other benefits:

Resident Housing

Check out our on-campus housing opportunities, available in 2 & 3 bedroom units:

Residency Curriculum (PGY 1 - PGY 5)

Take a look at what you can expect from our program, including surgical conferences & average surgical experience for our residents:

Robotic Curriculum

Our goal is to make sure that all of our general surgery residents graduate with a robotic certificate:

Leadership Curriculum

We believe that fostering leadership & other non-technical skills leads to more successful team structures:

What Residents Have to Say About Our Program

Learn more about our general surgery residency program from a resident perspective:

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Ready to Apply?

Have you learned about everything you can expect to gain from our residency program? If our program seems like a good fit for you, visit our application page.

Contact us:

Kelly Stone, C-TAGME
Surgery Residency Program
Bassett Healthcare Network
One Atwell Rd
Cooperstown, NY 13326