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 clinical experiences, educational opportunities, intellectual stimulation, facilities, and supportive environment to promote the personal and professional growth of each resident.

Please Note: The Mount Sinai Morningside-Mount Sinai West General Surgery Residency Program has merged with the General Surgery Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital to create one, centralized training program. The information reflected here is representative of the new, combined program. 

The General Surgery Residency Program at Mount Sinai 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 pass 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 in colorectal surgery, critical care medicine, laparoscopic surgery, surgical oncology, transgender surgery, transplant surgery and vascular surgery. Our residents receive broad, balanced training by rotating in the affiliate network of the Icahn School of Medicine that includes four affiliate hospitals, making it one of the dominant health care systems in the city.

Meet our Program Director and some of our current residents in this video message.

How to Apply

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 our 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 twelve (12) categorical PGY-1 resident positions and eleven (11) 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 ten (10) spots for non-designated preliminary residents.


The house staff salary for the General Surgery Residency varies by post-graduate year. Figures for the 2024-2025 academic year are as follows:

  • PGY-1: $84,479
  • PGY-2: $90,011
  • PGY-3: $93,612
  • PGY-4: $97,356
  • PGY-5: $101,250

Learn more about salary and benefits


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.

Learn more about our Observerships

Internship/Residency Verification Requests

All Internship/Residency verification requests for former Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai General Surgery Residents should be directed to:

Fax: 212-241-2206

Education Division Phone Number: 212-241-5871

Mailing Address:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Attn: Education Team
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1259
New York, NY 10029


The Department of Graduate Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to providing robust and readily available well-being and resilience resources to the postgraduate trainees in the Mount Sinai Health System. In addition to these resources, our program takes great pride in promoting a healthy balance in the personal lives of residents during the rigorous surgery training years. We are committed to ensuring that all residents are well-rounded and well-supported in order to enjoy life outside the hospital.

When away from work, our residents enjoy program-sponsored events in the city and beyond. Our hospitals are steps away from Central Park, Lincoln Center, Broadway, and countless bars and restaurants. Less than an hour from New York City, residents have access to the Hudson Valley trails for beautiful hikes. Ferries and public transportation from the city provide transport to the Atlantic shoreline of New York and New Jersey. Whether it is a leisurely picnic in the park or a Broadway show, program-sponsored wellness activities aim to recharge and enrich the personal lives of our residents.

Check out our Instagram (@mountsinaigeneralsurgery) for an inside look at the life of our residents.

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