The mission of the University of Illinois-MGH residency program is to train the next generation of leaders in surgery by providing the highest quality of academic surgical education rooted in the principals of cognition and meta-cognition. We endeavor to provide excellence in patient care that is delivered with respect, kindness, altruism, and compassion. Surgical excellence in all six competencies with technical supremacy are taught and objectively measured to foster skills of lifelong learning. Faculty as well as the residents will be measured on the same metrics and will continue to complement each other to excel.

Vijay K. Maker, M.D. , F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.


THE PROGRAM  |  The MGH Residency: A Unique Approach to Surgical Education

The Metropolitan Group Hospitals (MGH) Residency in General Surgery represents a unique approach to surgical training. Four excellent community teaching hospitals provide the setting for instruction. It is anchored by an academic affiliation with the University of Illinois College Of Medicine at Chicago and an association with Cook County Hospital. Because of its multi-hospital scope, the MGH Residency offers a broad base of clinical and operative experience. Residents have the rare opportunity of learning from a wide range of attending surgeons, benefitting from many perspectives on the art and science of surgery.