Welcome from Program Director
Our program is a well-established surgical residency, based in a community
teaching hospital setting. We are located in the suburban Philadelphia
area and are associated with the OPTI at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Suburban Community Hospital General Surgery Residency is a well-rounded
training program that provides its graduates with the skills required
to proceed into either Fellowship or surgical practice. The focus is on
an understanding of all aspects of surgical care. There is an emphasis
on developing clinical decision making skills. The resident is provided
with an increasing level of responsibility throughout the years of the
program and an overall care experience. They also benefit from a close
interaction with the other residents and the attending surgeons.
The residents are exposed to a diverse amount of cases as well as pathology.
In addition, to open and laparoscopic experience, the residents receive
training in the use of the daVinci robot system. We have a structured
didactic program, with core curriculum lectures, journal reviews, and
supplemental educational resources. There is daily interaction with the
attending surgeons and Suburban Community Hospital provides an excellent
working and learning environment.
Our residents have proceeded into multiple Fellowships including plastics,
minimally invasive, breast, colorectal and cardiothoracic.
Overall, this is a well-rounded residency with a comfortable learning environment
and will provide its graduates with the skills required to succeed in
Michael Schorr, DO