The accredited surgical residency is sponsored by CAMC in collaboration with West Virginia University Charleston Division, an affiliate education partner.

Located in West Virginia's capital city, the 956-bed tertiary care medical center is composed of four hospitals and draws patients from both urban and rural areas, offering our team a diversity hard to find elsewhere. Because CAMC's service area spans the southern half of the state, we provide a wide range of specialty services and draw a broad range of challenging referrals.

Comprehensive Clinical Training

The five-year non-pyramidal program is designed to produce a balanced general surgeon equally capable of practicing in academic or community hospital settings.

Training includes significant practice in trauma and critical care, vascular surgery and plastic surgery, surgical oncology and cardiothoracic surgery. Residents have additional training in robotic surgery, resulting in full credentialing by the end of the chief year. Trainees also gain significant experience in state of the art angiographic and interventional labs.

The average experience for chief residents completing the program is approximately 1,100 cases in five years-more than fulfilling the requirements of the American Board of Surgery in number, mixture and complexity. 

Operative Case Volumes






Skin, Soft Tissue & Breast 128 153
Head & Neck 76 72
Alimentary Tract 265 301
Abdomen 342 330
Liver 10 16
Pancreas 8 10
Vascular 154 129
Endocrine 24 28
Trauma-Operative 36 42
Trauma-Non-Operative 49 51
Thoracic 37 31
Pediatric 45 36
Plastic 36 40
Laparoscopic-Basic 214 193
Laparoscopic-Complex 85 113
Endoscopy 132 123
Upper Endoscopy 56 48
Colonoscopy 69 72
Total Major 1106 1098
Total Surgeon Chief 262 265


Salary and Benefits

CAMC offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package for residents and fellows.

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How to Apply

Learn more about our application process for the General Surgery Residency Program.

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House Staff Handbook

House Staff Handbook for CAMC interns, residents and fellows.

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