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The General Surgery Residency at Inspira Medical Center Vineland in New Jersey builds on medical school graduate education to help clinicians develop the skills they need to become successful general surgeons. Residents who complete an accredited general surgery residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification in surgery.

About the Vineland General Surgery Residency

Inspira’s General Surgery Residency provides residents with learning opportunities that integrate and incorporate various patient care experiences and advanced practice settings across South Jersey. With comprehensive curricula and dedicated faculty, our residency programs focus on industry-leading research, cutting-edge treatment methods and safe, high-quality patient care.

The General Surgery Residency is designed to provide consistent, graduated autonomy to its residents, both in and out of the operating room. Upon graduation, residents have consistently fulfilled the operative requirements for the American Board of Surgery and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in all index case areas.

Affiliated with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Inspira’s General Surgery Residency rotates residents through Inspira medical center locations in Elmer, Mullica Hill and Vineland, as well as several other local hospitals, to augment their surgical training subspecialty areas, including transplant and pediatric surgery.

Message from the Program Director

Elaine Cheng
Our goal is to graduate a competent general surgeon with the necessary skills for immediate private practice and the required academic credentials to match into a fellowship of their choice.
Dr. Elaine Cheng General Surgery Residency Program Director, Inspira Medical Center Vineland
Dr. Elaine Cheng General Surgery Residency Program Director, Inspira Medical Center Vineland

Vineland General Surgery Residency Curriculum

The General Surgery Residency offers a robust curriculum and access to experienced, supportive faculty in convenient locations throughout South Jersey. Each specialty program includes weekly didactics, attending and guest lecturers, clinical experiences and sessions in our procedure labs and simulation center.

Our goal is to train competent, safe general surgeons. The General Surgery Residency at Inspira offers exceptional clinical training in a supportive environment with tremendous personal and professional growth opportunities. Didactics are based on the SCORE Curriculum and enhanced by the TrueLearn question bank. The curriculum consists of senior resident-led and attending physician-led lectures, grand rounds, hands-on training, participation in a journal club and various conferences.

Rotations in Clinical Practice

Clinical rotations include Acute Care Surgery, Float/Night Float, Gastroenterology, General Surgery: General, Thoracic and Colorectal, Intensive Care Unit, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Specialty Surgery: Endocrine, Vascular, Breast, Plastic and Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery and Trauma, Critical Care and Burn.

Longitudinal Experiences

In addition to classroom learning, residents gain access to the Jane and Peter Galetto Jr. Simulation Center at Inspira Medical Center Vineland—a fully equipped training and education center with an advanced laparoscopic simulator and simulation mannequins. Residents also receive training on the DaVinci Xi robotic surgical system throughout their program.

Resident Research

Residents have the opportunity to participate in clinical research, present at national and international conferences and publish at least one manuscript by graduation. In addition, residents have full access to the Rowan University library, offering extensive online resources.

Learn More

If you would like more information about Inspira’s General Surgery Residency, contact Jennifer McIntyre, Program Manager, at (856) 641-6064


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