Junior Surgical Residency (PGY I and II)

The first two years offer a broad introduction to the art and science of surgery. Residents learn to diagnose a wide range of surgical problems within general surgery and the surgical sub-specialties. While the curriculum emphasizes pre- and post-operative management of surgical problems, residents also gain surgical experience under the direct guidance of an attending surgeon.

All rotations are at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, unless otherwise noted.


  • Three months on General Surgery at ISMMS
  • Two months on General Surgery/Trauma Service at Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC)
  • Two months in SICU
  • One month on Plastic Surgery
  • One month on Vascular Surgery
  • One month of Surgical Oncology
  • One month on Orthopedic Surgery/Urology at EHC


  • Two months on Breast Surgery/Surgical Oncology
  • One month on General Surgery/Trauma Service at EHC
  • One month on Thoracic Surgery
  • One month on the Burn Unit/Radiology at Jacobi Medical Center
  • One month on Vascular Surgery
  • Two months on General Surgery/ER Consult Service
  • One month on Liver/Kidney Transplant
  • One month on Endoscopy at Queens Hospital Center
  • One month on Anesthesiology/Pathology

We have recently established a two-week rotation in Surgical Pathology for PGY-2 residents. Surgical residents will have the opportunity to work with a Pathology attending and resident in the analysis of surgical specimens, performance of frozen sections and participation in autopsies.

PGY-2 residents will also spend two weeks in Anesthesiology. During this rotation, residents will learn to understand the pathophysiology of pain management, perioperative assessment and principals of airway and intraoperative management.