Message from our Faculty and Chief of Surgery
Congratulations to all of you as you now enter your final year of medical school. We know that you are all excited, yet apprehensive, as you begin the process of determining where you would like to do your surgical training.
Still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be safe to say that none of us have experienced anything like this past year during our lifetimes. While disruptions to our daily lives and patient care continue to take their toll, we are also extremely aware of the effect that it has had on the education and career progression of our medical students across the country.
This effect is of particular concern for those of you entering this year’s surgical match. However, on a positive note, we have learned a tremendous amount this past year about how to use technology effectively in order to share with you what makes our training program so special, to get to know you all better and to conduct high-yield virtual interviews.
Sub-Internships at Massachusetts General Hospital are extremely important. These electives allow us to host visiting medical students from around the United States and world. The experience has historically been robust, interactive and complementary to students' home rotations, while providing intimate insights into our surgical services, faculty, residents and the operations that we carry out in high volume at our institution.
Simply put, these rotations allow you—the students—to learn more about us, in the hope that you would consider applying to our residency program. Conversely, our interaction with top-tier students like yourselves also provides us with an opportunity to learn about you, and to hopefully match several of you into our outstanding surgical residency program.
Virtual Meet-and-Greet with the Surgical Residency Team on August 26, 2021
Like many medical schools, Harvard Medical School canceled all away sub-intern rotations through July 2021. Though we just resumed them this month, only a very limited number of students will be able to participate in them.
In an attempt to mitigate the effects of this unprecedented disruption, we invite you to join our core education and residency program faculty, several of our residents and our chief of surgery in a one-hour Zoom webinar on Thursday, August 26 to learn more about our program.
This session will be hosted by:
- Keith Lillemoe, MD, chief of surgery
- John Mullen, MD, director of the Surgical Residency Program
- Thor Sundt, MD, chief of cardiac surgery
- Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, chief of thoracic surgery
- Denise Gee, MD, associate director of the Surgical Residency Program and director of surgical simulation
- Motaz Qadan, MD, PhD, director of the Advanced Surgical Clerkship
- Several Mass General surgical residents
The Department of Surgery at the Mass General derives its strength from the diverse and talented residents, faculty and staff that we are lucky to attract from all over the country and world. We hope that you can join us for this session. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions about the program and department. We remain invested in you during the pandemic and beyond.