General Surgery Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Department of Surgery has a long, proud history of excellence and innovation, not only in clinical practice but also in research and education. Our program provides the surgical experiences, educational opportunities, intellectual stimulation, facilities, and supportive environment to promote the personal and professional growth of each resident.

Our residency program provides a solid foundation in general surgery and clinical experiences in all surgical specialties. Our goal is to prepare residents to enter any field of general surgery, be it a subspecialty fellowship, research, private practice, or academia. All of our graduates have passed their medical boards on the first attempt.

We encourage resident participation in our numerous, ongoing basic and clinical translation projects – many of which are conducted with other departments. Our residents publish extensively in various peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to our General Surgery Residency Program, the Department of Surgery offers postgraduate programs at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, and Vascular Surgery. Our residents receive broad, balanced training by rotating in the affiliate network of the Mount Sinai Health System, making it one of the dominant health care systems in the city.

Our residents learn anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, pathology, wound healing, and shock and resuscitation through didactic and clinical experiences.

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We do not have a formal application deadline. You may begin submitting applications at the beginning of September. It is better to complete your application sooner rather than later.

We fill all positions for the General Surgery Residency using the National Resident Match Program with the Electronic Residency Application Service.

We invite interviewees to meet our house staff the evening before their interviews at an informal get-together. We have found that it is a very useful way to learn about our residency program.

We encourage applicants who have interviewed with us to come back to campus for a Second Look Visit. You spend a day with a house officer, starting with the Department's weekly Morbidity and Mortality conference and Grand Rounds and continuing on to the operating room or surgical patient wards.

We accept seven categorical PGY-1 resident positions and six spots for designated preliminary residents who spend their PGY-1 year in general surgery then continue their training in specialties such as anesthesia, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiology, or urology. We also have six spots for non-designated preliminary residents.

The house staff salary for the General Surgery Residency varies by post-graduate year. Figures for the 2015-16 academic year are as follows:

  • PGY-1: $59,237
  • PGY-2: $62,449
  • PGY-3: $65,804
  • PGY-4: $68,429
  • PGY-5: $71,058

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Our observerships enable physicians to shadow our surgical faculty as they go through observing patient histories, physical examinations, procedures, surgeries, outpatient appointments, teaching rounds, and educational conferences,

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