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.

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 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 oncologytransplant 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 overview.

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 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 2020-21 academic year are as follows:

  • PGY-1: $70,876
  • PGY-2: $73,311
  • PGY-3: $76660
  • PGY-4: $79,726
  • PGY-5: $82915

   *Effective July 2020*

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