Education & Training


Image of faculty teaching residentsEducational and training opportunities within the Department of Surgery range from hands-on research to in-depth graduate studies. Take a look at our offerings.


Our department offers two comprehensive residency training programs, one in General Surgery and one in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Surgery fellowships are available in six different specialty areas, ranging from cardiothoracic surgery, to surgical critical care, to vascular surgery and more.

Emerging Physician Leaders Program

The Emerging Physician Leaders Program (EPLP) emphasizes the personal aspects of leadership, self-reflection, and cohort learning. 

Mastering Difficult Family Conversations in Surgical Care

“MnSERC - Mastering the Art of Difficult Family Conversations in Surgical Critical Care” is an online self-directed tutorial on end-of-life and error disclosure communications.