American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Annapolis, MD

Number of Positions Available: 1

Contact Information

Mastery in General Surgery Program Chief

Brooke Buckley, MD, FACS

Additional Information

2000 Medical Parkway
Belcher Pavilion, Suite 600
Annapolis, MD 21401
Fax: 443-481-6713

Administrative contact: Melissa Keener, 443-481-4142,


Program Highlights

The Junior Associate will predominantly spend the year as a part of the acute care surgery team doing emergency surgery and wound care. The Junior Associate will rotate to a rural site for a portion of their time where they will gain practice management and rural surgical exposure. Rotations in minimally invasive surgery and bariatrics will afford the opportunity to gain both endosurgical and endoscopic skills as well. Other services such as thoracic, critical care, oncology, vascular, and ob/gyn will be available as independent electives depending on the assessment of the Junior Associate’s needs and goals.

Program Description

The year will be roughly divided in three-month intervals of oversight evolution. Initially, all of the work of the Junior Associate will be closely overseen. At the end of each three months, the Junior Associate will be reviewed and subsequently released to more independent work until, by the last three to six months, the Junior Associate will be providing independent emergency surgery services with backup only as needed. In the fourth interval, the program will look to provide retrospective review and debrief.

Senior Associates

Alex Gandsas, MD, FACS
Adrian Park, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Kevin Stitely, MD, FACS