General Surgery

General Surgery Residency Program at
St. Luke’s – A Cut Above the Rest

Learn about St. Luke’s General Surgery Residency Program.

Brian Hoey, MD
Program Director

St. Luke's University Surgical Residency: 

What makes St Luke's University Surgical Residency "a cut above the rest"? First and foremost is a core group of energetic, well-trained faculty members who are completely invested in residents both inside and outside of the operating room. As you will discover, their patients are your patients. And, you will have full autonomy under their watchful eye, to make patient care decisions on these patients. Unlike many other programs, there will be no question about your ability to provide competent care to patients at the completion of your residency.

Second, is the number and diversity of cases that you will perform. Case numbers, case diversity and case complexity will not be an issue. The expectation is from day one of your internship you will spend the bulk of your day in the operating room.

Third is our commitment to resident education. Conferences are mandatory for all residents and our faculty is committed to all of our core conferences. We currently use the SCORE curriculum to drive our primary weekly resident conference.

Fourth is our commitment to research. All residents are required, with the assistance of faculty mentors, to complete a minimum of two projects prior to completing their residency. The expectation is that this work will be presented at a meeting and ultimately be published.

Fifth is our Hospital commitment to education. St Luke's is home to a host of a variety of residencies, the Nation's oldest nursing school, and one of the nation's newest medical schools, Temple/St. Luke's School of Medicine.

Six is our commitment to our collective daily goal: (1) Work hard, (2) provide timely, comprehensive, excellent care to all our patients, (3) enjoy the ride. This philosophy has created an esprit d coir that we believe is second to none. Our residents and attendings all enjoy coming to work each day!!

Finally, the ultimate report card of a surgical residency is its product. Shown below is a partial list of some of the fellowships that our recent resident graduates have completed. As you can see, our residency really is a cut above the rest. Come for a visit and see for yourself!

  • Trauma/Surgical Critical Care: University of Pennsylvania; Shock Trauma, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Carolinas Medical Center; Brown University
  • Vascular Surgery: Cleveland Clinic
  • Plastics Surgery: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • Surgical Oncology: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center; Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Visit the following pages for more details about the General Surgery Residency Program at St. Luke's.