Observerships

Applications for the General Surgery Residency Program are accepted from fourth-year medical students via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and processed through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Our program will participate in the upcoming ERAS 2016 season, and all applications for consideration are expected to be submitted to our program by mid-September when ERAS applications are made available. Details of the schedules/deadlines can be obtained from ERAS.

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.

Categorical candidates will have the opportunity to meet our house staff the evening before their scheduled interview day at our Pre-Interview Social Event which is an informal gathering. While this event is not mandatory, attendance is highly recommended. To decide whether the program is a good fit for you, the best way to learn about our program is to meet with the residents and house officers.

Interview Dates

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
  • Saturday, January 7, 2017

*All PGY Positions have been filled.

Meet a Resident

We encourage prospective applicants to schedule a meeting with one of our residents. These men and women can offer invaluable insight into the program, including the factors that led to their selection of Mount Sinai and how their experiences have matched up to their expectations. This one-to-one encounter provides an excellent opportunity to learn about life as a Mount Sinai surgical resident.

Second-Look Visit

After interviewing, applicants interested in our residency program are encouraged to come back for a Second Look Visit. Applicants spend a day with a house officer, starting with the Department's weekly M & M conference and Grand Rounds, and continuing on to the Operating Room or surgical patient wards.