General Surgery
Residency Program


to educate, mentor, and develop qualified general surgery physicians to deliver outstanding, efficient medical care with compassion, integrity, and respect while using the most up to date practices and evidence-based medicine

The General Surgery Residency Program is designed to provide residents with the skills, knowledge, and experience required to become excellent surgeons who are leaders in their profession and will contribute to the advancement of the field of Surgery. Program graduates will be well-prepared for careers within the community and academic surgery, or to pursue additional fellowship training.

We have received initial accreditation for new General Surgery Residency Program and will begin on July 1, 2023 with 4 PGY-1 positions. We will participate in ERAS and NRMP in the Fall of 2022.

Some key features of our residency program include a focused and robust clinical and didactic curriculum, mentoring from ABS/AOBS certified faculty members with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, and a focus on excellent patient care and bedside learning. Our general surgery residents, along with the surgery department as a whole, will continue to provide the quality, patient-centered care that Lakeland Regional Health is known for, providing to the diverse patient population of Polk County and the many international and domestic visitors of the surrounding Tampa/Orlando area.

For any questions about our new program, please check this page for updates. You can also reach out to us by email.

Program Leadership

donald davis md

Donald M Davis Jr., MD

Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

sowsan rasheid md

Sowsan H. Rasheid, MD, FACS

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Information on how to apply, the interview process, and more will be coming soon.

More info coming soon!

More info coming soon!

More info coming soon!

More info coming soon!

More info coming soon!