PGY-III & PGY-IV

During the third and fourth years, residents assume increasing responsibility in all aspects of patient care. Residents assume increasing responsibility in all aspects of patient care. Third- and fourth-year residents either act as the senior on a large general surgery service (supervised by a Chief Resident and attending surgeons) or as the Chief Resident on a smaller specialty (i.e., hepatobiliary, thoracic, cardiac or an affiliate hospital).

PGY3:

  • Five months on General Surgery at ISMMS
  • Two months on General Surgery/Trauma Service at EHC
  • One month on General Surgery at James J. Peters VA Medical Center
  • Two months as Chief Resident of Pediatric Surgery
  • One month in the Dominican Republic

PGY4:

  • Five months on General Surgery at ISMMS
  • Four months on General Surgery/Trauma Service at EHC
  • One month on General Surgery at James J. Peters VA Medical Center
  • One month on Vascular Surgery
  • One month elective

Electives
A new four-week elective rotation has been implemented for the PGY4 categorical residents, allowing them the opportunity to explore their personal interest in other surgical specialties, either within Mount Sinai or outside institutions, in the setting of their choice. Examples of elective rotations have included Thoracic, Trauma, Endocrine, Transplant and Colorectal surgery.