Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
University of Vermont General Surgery Residency Program
Fletcher Allen's Level I Trauma Center offers a diverse learning environment set in Vermont's recreation-rich and vibrant arts landscape. Our six-year general surgery residency program includes five clinical years and one surgical research year between the second and third clinical years.
Fletcher Allen's University of Vermont Medical Group physicians give general surgical residents substantial surgical exposure preparing them for careers in general surgery, academic surgery and surgical fellowship training.
Diverse Surgical Training Opportunities
Surgery residency rotations are designed to provide experience in preoperative, operative, and postoperative care for patients in all general surgery areas. The rotations are divided into various teams, and each team is under the direction of an attending physician. The attending ensures residents meet educational objectives through one-on-one interactions.
Our surgery residency program offers first-hand experience with:
- Trauma cases
- Advanced surgical procedures, including open heart and valve surgeries, kidney-pancreas transplants, and a multitude of laparoscopic surgeries
Clinical Simulation Laboratory
A collaboration between Fletcher Allen Health Care, the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Clinical Simulation Laboratory is a centralized hub that brings together different groups and constituencies, with the goal of improving quality and safety of care.
This broad group of users, combined with the lab’s integration of standardized patients into simulations, distinguishes our Sim Lab from counterparts across the country.
- Watch the Sim Lab video.
Living and Working in Burlington, Vermont
Burlington is equal parts small city and big town, and is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the country. A thriving and health-conscious place with cultural and recreational opportunities, young families easily become part of close-knit communities.
As Vermont’s largest city, Burlington has a history of cultivating creative expression, accessible governance, tolerance and diversity and respect for the natural world. It’s an active community with a good arts scene filled with musicians, writers and artists.
Life in Vermont affords year-round recreation and outdoor activities stretching from the city bike path to beach-front Lake Champlain access, and the scenic Green Mountains. Save some time for boutiques, museums, breweries, gourmet restaurants, specialty shops, artisan workshops and galleries.
Fletcher Allen’s Green Initiatives
Fletcher Allen’s environmental leadership is at the forefront of Vermont’s locavore movement. We manage our own rooftop herb gardens and beehives and close to half of our food comes from local and/or sustainable sources.
Applying to the General Surgery Residency Program
Applications are accepted only through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. If you are ready for a unique opportunity, please contact the Program Coordinator for more information or apply today.
John B.Fortune, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Section of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Interim Residency Program Director