General Surgery Residency
Inspira’s General Surgery Residency Program is designed to provide consistent, graduated autonomy to our residents, both in and out of the operating room. Upon graduation, residents have consistently fulfilled the operative requirements for American Board of Surgery and ACGME in all index case areas.
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is affiliated with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Glassboro, NJ.
Our residents rotate through three Inspira Health Medical Centers (Vineland, Woodbury and Elmer) and receive a wide breadth of clinical experience while working in different settings. In addition to Inspira facilities, our residents also rotate through several other partner hospitals to augment their surgical training across several subspecialty areas, including transplant and pediatric surgery.
Our program’s curriculum is designed to maximize the learning for the surgical resident. We provide a minimum of four-hour weekly protected time. Didactics are based on the SCORE Curriculum and enhanced by the TrueLearn Question bank. The curriculum consists of senior resident and attending physician-led lectures, grand rounds, hands-on training, participation in a journal club and various other conferences.
In addition to our classroom learning opportunities, Inspira Health has recently opened the Jane and Peter Galetto Jr. Simulation Center at Inspira Medical Center Vineland. This is a brand new, fully equipped, training and education center with an advanced laparoscopic simulator as well as simulation mannequins. Residents also receive training on the Da Vinci Xi robot throughout the course of their study. In addition, all residents have full access to the Rowan University Library which offers extensive on-line resources. Our research program is exceptionally strong, with all residents participating in clinical research, presenting at national and international meetings, and having at least one published manuscript by graduation.
Inspira’s General Surgery Residency Program includes a robust curriculum supported by dedicated faculty.
Locations and Contact Information
The General Surgery Residency Program is held in Inspira’s Medical Centers in Vineland and Woodbury.
Leon Kushnir, M.D.
General Surgery Residency Program Director
1505 W. Sherman Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: (856) 696-9933
Fax: (856) 696-9939
If you would like more information about Inspira’s General Surgery Residency Program, contact Dr. Leon Kushnir, Program Director, at (856) 696-9933.
Why Choose Inspira for Your Residency or Fellowship
The physicians, surgeons, nurses and multidisciplinary staff Inspira residents work side-by-side with each day are leading experts in their respective fields. With decades of combined experience, our talented clinical staff provides world-class medical training coupled with insightful guidance on how to thrive as a medical professional. Through clinical training, one-on-one coaching and mentorship, and didactic teaching techniques, our team will prepare you for a future in private practice, academic practice or further training in your desired sub-specialty.
Many competing residency programs are restricted to university-based environments. Through several partnerships with area hospitals and universities, Inspira takes both a university- and community-based approach. Our residents get exposure to a wide range of medical cases by practicing within our diverse and often underserved communities. These programs are smaller than those offered by large universities and contain fewer residents, which allows our clinicians to provide more in-depth, hands-on training in a unique setting.
Training to become a health care professional takes a great deal of strength, stamina, mental fortitude and most importantly, support. At Inspira, we understand that the rigorous requirements residents must meet can result in stress and fatigue. That’s why we created the Resident Wellness Committee: to foster a compassionate learning environment where wellness is a priority. We are advocates for the health and well-being of all residents, and offer access to various support services, including mental health programs and monthly gatherings on preventing burnout and depression.
Inspira’s medical centers in Woodbury and Vineland offer residents the best of both worlds: quaint small-town living with easy access to major metropolitan areas and attractions. Our programs are located in close proximity to Philadelphia and the Jersey shore, with New York and Baltimore less than 100 miles away. The region boasts a variety of different options for outdoor recreation, fine and casual dining, shopping, entertainment and more. Residents often choose to reside in downtown Philly, suburban Cherry Hill, or any one of the bustling boroughs in between.