Pediatric Surgery Residency Overview

The pediatric surgery resident is expected to perform 1,000 to 1,200 major operations covering the breadth and scope of neonatal and pediatric surgery. Electives are offered in neonatology, pediatric urology, international elective, and other relevant pediatric specialty disciplines. At the completion of the program, the resident is eligible for the Qualifying Examination in Pediatric Surgery administered by the American Board of Surgery.


  • Develop expertise in the diagnosis, operative management, and perioperative care of infants, children, and adolescents with congenital and acquired diseases. These include major anomalies, solid tumors, thermal injuries, and traumatic disorders.

  • Acquire expertise in minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery.

  • Develop skill in pediatric surgical endoscopy.

  • Develop the skills necessary for delivery of surgical care in the tertiary setting, including team management, continuous performance improvement, application of new technology, and participation in clinical research.

Educational Schedule

  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference weekly

  • Combined pediatric surgery/gastroenterology conference quarterly

  • Clinical/translational/outcomes research meeting monthly

  • PedSCORE Tutorial weekly

  • Trauma Grand Rounds monthly

  • Trauma Professor Rounds weekly

  • Surgical Clinic weekly

  • Multiple specialty clinics (Burn Clinic, Bariatric Clinic, Chest Wall Deformity Clinic, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, Tumor Clinic, Endocrine Surgery Clinic and others)

  • Tumor Board weekly

  • Pediatric Surgery Review (PSR) weekly

  • Multidisciplinary Colorectal Case Conference weekly

Residency Schedule Breakdown

Year One

  • Assistant Chief
  • One month elective Neonatology
  • Two month elective Urology

Year Two

  • Chief
  • Coordination of educational programs, including bimonthly surgical morbidity and mortality conference
  • Bimonthly surgical pathology/radiology conference