General Surgery Residency


Brookwood Baptist Health offers two options for training in general surgery: a five-year Categorical program (#1903440C0), leading to eligibility for examination by the American Board of Surgery; and a Preliminary program (#1903440P0) offering preparation for further training in a surgical or related specialty.  

The primary objective of our programs is to provide comprehensive training in surgery to prepare surgeons for independent practice or for additional specialty training. We strive to achieve excellence in patient care for the full range of surgical disorders and to instill an academic mindset toward clinical practice and an appreciation of basic concepts of surgical research. We believe that optimal training of surgeons occurs in a collegial atmosphere, where patients and professional colleagues are treated with respect and sensitivity to their needs as persons.


Application Information

Programs receive applications sent electronically only via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


Visa Information

Brookwood Baptist Health will consider only J-1 Visa applications sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Generally, BBH will not sponsor H-1B Visa applications.



You should have completed USMLE or COMLEX II prior to beginning the residency program. If not successfully completed prior to the beginning of the residency program, then Step II (including the Clinical Skills Examination) must be successfully completed before completion of the first six months of residency training. Residents must register to take USMLE or COMLEX III prior to the completion of the first year of residency training. Step III must be successfully completed before the resident will be renewed to continue beyond the second year of training. Individual residency programs may invoke more stringent requirements.