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We believe that sound medical education results in improved patient care and better outcomes.

Danbury Hospital received accreditation for its new surgical residency program in 2009; notably, it was the first de novo surgical teaching program to be initiated in Connecticut in over 40 years. Our program, which is affiliated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVM), accepts three new candidates each year for a total of 18 surgical residents over a six-year period. Residents receive five years of clinical training in the full spectrum of surgical subspecialties plus a sixth year in which they are mentored in the pursuit of either clinical or basic research in a specific aspect of the surgical discipline.

All but four months of the clinical residency take place at Danbury Hospital under the supervision of our own outstanding surgeons, who hold faculty appointments at UVM.

Aside from the comprehensive training and exposure Danbury’s surgical residents receive through this robust and well-balanced teaching program, the residency has direct benefits for patients and staff at Danbury Hospital. Surgical residents help provide top-quality surgical care 24 hours a day. Patients and their referring physicians can also be confident that our own staff surgeons and attendings are kept abreast of the latest breakthrough discoveries, current medical literature and innovative clinical tools as a part of their teaching responsibilities.

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