When you decide that you want to be any kind of surgeon, do you always apply to a general surgery residency? Because most (if not all) surgery specialties you need at least 1 year of general surgery. So really my question is, is the general surgery the same, or do you apply to the speciality and everyone in that specialty is in a general residency program (confusing I know...). So lets say you want to be either plastic or nuero surgeon at Yale ( just to have some concrete examples). You would first apply to a general surgery, then during first or second year apply to the plastic or neuro residency, right?