List of Surgical Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Surgeons are trained in surgical residencies, which typically take five years and offer training in several of surgery's many specialties. Surgery residents normally learn to perform several types and do hundreds of surgeries before sitting for the American Board of Surgery Qualifying Examination.

How to Select a Surgical School

New doctors graduating from medical schools with Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degrees sometimes go directly into family practice. Most continue into residency programs, such as surgery, to become specialists. If practice is most important to you, choose a residency that does not emphasize research as much.

Consider the following when looking for surgical schools:

  • All colleges of surgery do not offer all specialties, so pick some which have the ones you want.
  • Most surgeons do research for one to three years of their residency.
  • Look at the school's national reputation, particularly in your field of interest.
  • Surgical residencies carry a salary and benefits, so compare packages.

10 Schools with Surgical Programs

College/University Institution Type
Ohio State University 4-year, Public
University of Florida 4-year, Public
Michigan State University 4-year, Public
University of South Florida 4-year, Public
New York University 4-year, Private
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 4-year, Public
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 4-year, Public
University of California-Los Angeles 4-year, Public
University of Arizona 4-year, Public
Temple University 4-year, Public

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