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Brain Shames, M.D.We are pleased that you are interested in the University of Connecticut Integrated General Surgery Residency Program. Prospective applicants should click on the Application link in the left hand menu.

Our residency training program embodies the best qualities of a university program combined with superb community based training. Our diverse clinical experience includes a high volume of complex operative cases with exposure to a large experienced faculty. We remain on the cutting edge in minimally invasive surgery, and pride ourselves in adult learning and innovation.

Our core curriculum includes mandatory "pagers off" attendance at teaching sessions.

Since 1998, we have been continuously reducing resident work hours, in compliance with the ACGME mandatory 80 hour work week requirement.

So how well are we doing? With regards to the ABS qualifying examination, 100% have passed (RRC standard = 75 to 84%) and 88% passed the certifying examination on the first try in the past five years. Our attrition rate is less than 5% (national average for Surgery is >20%).

Central Connecticut is a region of natural beauty with dense woodlands and several rivers. Hartford is a quaint city half way between New York and Boston, reaping cultural benefits from both places. If our program sounds good to you, we welcome you to visit at any time!

Brian Shames, M.D.
Program Director
Integrated General Surgery Residency Program