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General Surgery Residency Program

Congratulations to our PGY 5 Chiefs — all have secured great positions for next year!! More Info

Welcome to VCU General Surgery Residency

We are a diverse and clinically busy department. Our residency program focuses on a strong clinical experience with an emphasis on evidence based medicine.

VCU Medical Center is a regional leader in surgical care, and the backbone of this care are our faculty and residents. Our faculty are excited to mentor and train our residents.

We have a robust didactic curriculum, featuring protected time on Thursday mornings for resident-led didactics as well as a resident case conference. Faculty moderators are also present. Continuing this academic year is a Thursday evening Chief Resident-led review focusing on in-service and board exam training. During their time, residents also participate in a well-developed simulation curriculum in our VCU Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety. Residents have the option to spend one or two years in the lab setting while here.

Our focus is to develop our residents into competent and confident surgeons, and get them in a position to achieve their dreams. Included on this website is information about our current residents and post-residency positions.

If you have any questions about surgical training here at VCU, please do not hesitate to contact me.

All the best,

Rahul J. Anand MD, FACS
Program Director

Clinical Experience:
Residents spend the bulk of their experience at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Residents also have clinical rotations at the nearby McGuire VA Medical Center which is an integrated institution providing rotations in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Rotations are also offered at St Mary’s Hospital in Richmond and at Winchester Medical Center.

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PGY 1 Year
– Focuses on perioperative care, with residents doing basic cases. Rotations include Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Burn Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Veteran’s Administration Hospital and Night Float.

PGY 2 Year – Residents go to the operating room more, with a target of 250 cases at the conclusion of the year. Rotations include Intensive Care (Surgical, Trauma and Cardiac), Endoscopy, Pediatric Surgery, Veterans Administration, Acute Care General Surgery, Winchester Medical Center, and Surgical Oncology.

PGY 3 Year – Residents get a community experience at Winchester Medical Center, as well as at the VA and do rotations at VCU on Transplant  Surgery, Night Float, Surgical Oncology, and Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery.

PGY 4 Year – Residents serve as Chiefs of service on Thoracic, Winchester Medical Center, Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Surgery. Residents also do a Night Float Rotation.

PGY 5 Year – Residents are responsible for education of the junior residents and also serve as Chiefs of service at the VA Medical Center, Surgical Oncology, Acute Care General Surgery, and Colorectal Service. Schedule permitting, residents may also get an elective on a service of their choice.

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Rahul J. Anand, MD | Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Rahul J. Anand, MD
Program Director
General Surgery Residency Program


Amelia Grover, MD
Associate Program Director
General Surgery Residency Program

Patricia Lange, MD
Associate Program Director Simulation & Skills

Levi Procter, MD
Associate Program Director
General Surgery Residency Program

Evan Ward
Residency Coordinator
Office: 804-628-9789
Fax: 804-828-5595

Delivery Address:
West Hospital
16th Floor, East Wing
1200 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298
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Mailing address:
Box 980135
Richmond, VA 23298-0135

Phone: (804) 628-9798
Fax: (804) 828-5595

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