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Education and Training

Residents in Duke’s General Surgery program will do a rotation through the Division of Pediatric General Surgery.

Our pediatric surgeons supervise residents and offer constructive guidance and instruction related to pediatric general surgery.

Junior Assistant Residents

Junior assistant residents (JARs) typically do a one-month rotation through the Division of Pediatric General Surgery.

JARs are expected to assist senior residents in the management of all patients on the pediatric general surgery service. JARs conduct daily rounds with the on-service pediatric surgeon, and provide operative coverage and clinical coverage for pediatric patients.

Learn more about the pediatric general surgery rotation for junior assistant residents.

Senior Assistant Residents

Senior assistant residents (SARs) typically come through pediatric surgery for a two-month rotation.

The SARs provide primary responsibility for all patients on the pediatric general surgery service. Our board-certified surgeons work with the resident to evaluate and manage patients in the outpatient, emergency room, and inpatient settings.

The SARs are expected to complete daily rounds with the on-service pediatric surgeon and to provide operative and clinical coverage. They lead a team that consists of junior assistant residents and other medical students.

Learn more about the pediatric general surgery rotation for senior assistant residents.

Surgical Fellowships

The Division of Pediatric Surgery operates a fellowship for visiting surgical trainees from low- and middle-income countries to learn advanced surgical skills. Interested applicants should contact the division directly.