In the Department of Surgery, we offer both categorical and preliminary residency positions at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Our five-year categorical program is fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and our residents are eligible for examination by the American Board of Surgery after graduation.
The preliminary program is available for one or two years, depending on individual circumstances. These positions fulfill the needs of individuals who require training in general surgery as a qualifying requirement for some surgical specialties (urology, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology) or for surgically related fields (emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and radiology).
Our surgical residents rotate at all the sites within Mount Sinai Beth Israel including the Petrie Division, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, and the Mount Sinai Brooklyn Division. Other rotations include The Mount Sinai Hospital for transplantations and Lincoln Medical Center.
These institutions provide our residents with a well-balanced exposure to different models of practice and a broad range of general surgery and subspecialty cases.
During all phases of training, our residents receive unparalleled surgical instruction through a comprehensive surgical education and simulation curriculum. They are also continuously exposed to a broad range of educational and clinical experiences with a diverse, large urban population. Our residents all participate in numerous, ongoing clinical translational research projects and publish extensively in various peer-reviewed journals. As a hospital with only one fellowship in breast surgery, our faculty focuses all of their teaching efforts on the residents. Our General Surgery Residency program has a great track record of preparing graduates for either highly competitive fellowships or confident entry into private practice.