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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431


Message from Surgery Department Chair


It is our first and foremost goal to train highly qualified surgical specialists and future leaders that can draw from a broad-based educational experience to provide evidence-based, high-quality, cost-effective care to patients with a wide range of surgical diseases. To this end we have designed a surgical training program that emphasizes education over service, strong academic affiliations and opportunities for scholarship, exposure to all major surgical sub-specialties, as well as deep ties to the community and our patients.

A well-chosen blend of community-based and academic hospitals and faculty expose our residents and students to all facets of modern-day surgery that will allow our residents to make well-informed career choices in both academic and non-academic settings.

The General Surgery residency program at FAU is a fully ACGME accredited, non-pyramidal program approved to train 7 categorical residents per year, and 5 preliminary residents per year, for PGY I and II. The program is structured into five clinical years and one unique value-added year of scholarship that is usually completed after the third clinical year. During the value-added year, under the guidance of the Program Director and faculty mentors, each resident can choose to complete research projects or additional qualifications aimed at enhancing his/her capabilities to successfully pursue the career of choice.

Knowledge, skills and leadership are the most powerful tools we possess as physicians and surgeons, and the FAU Program in General Surgery strives to foster an environment of learning and scholarship, which will enable our graduates to develop excellent patient management skills, technical and procedural skills, as well as the ability to critically appraise the literature and keep abreast of surgical and technological advances years after graduating from the program.  Our residents will develop the ability to understand how to teach, learn and work together efficiently across multi-specialty and multi-professional care delivery-systems in today’s complex health care environment.

For further information about our program, please feel free to browse the remainder of our website.

We wish you the best of luck as you embark on your surgical career.



Thomas Genuit, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM
Professor of Surgery
Chair Department of Surgery
Program Director General Surgery
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University


Last Modified 4/6/17