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.
In 2021, Elisabeth Tracy, MD, FACS, AAP, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, became Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. Read Dr. Tracy's General Surgery Residency Program welcome message.
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.
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.