The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West) General Surgery Residency Program refers to the residency programs located at our two hospitals on the West Side. Our mission is to help our residents develop the knowledge and skills to lead surgery into the 21st century. The educational program continually evolves to provide you with an outstanding experience, while delivering the highest quality of medical care to our patients. We offer our trainees broad clinical experience, innovative research opportunities, and an excellent quality of life during residency.
Our Surgery Residency Training Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Department of Surgery offers both categorical and preliminary training programs under two separate match numbers. The five-year categorical program leads to certification by the American Board of Surgery.
The majority of training takes place at two of our Manhattan hospitals -- Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside -- providing a variety of experiences with a diverse patient population. In addition, there are one-month rotations at The Mount Sinai Hospital in transplantation and pediatric surgery.
Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai West is a primary medical center serving the Midtown and Upper West Side neighborhoods of Manhattan. Here you will rotate through general surgery, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical critical care.
Mount Sinai Morningside
A leading health care provider for West Harlem and Upper Manhattan, Mount Sinai Morningside is a Level 2 trauma center, providing a dynamic learning experience in trauma surgery. You will also rotate through general surgery, bariatric surgery, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical critical care.
Residents of the Mount Sinai Morningside-West General Surgery Residency Program have the opportunity to work with some of the top faculty in the tristate area. Our faculty are not only master clinicians, but are also excellent educators and researchers.
Find out more about our faculty at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside.
The ISMMS Graduate Medical Education office is committed to providing robust and readily available wellbeing and resilience resources to the post graduate 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. Our program is committed to ensuring 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. Located on the Upper West Side of New York City, our hospitals are steps away from Central Park, Lincoln Center, Broadway, and countless bars and restaurants. Less than an hour outside of NYC, residents have access to the beautiful trails of Hudson Valley for beautiful hikes. NYC ferries and public transport provide transportation to the Atlantic shoreline of NY and NJ. Whether enjoying a leisurely picnic in the park or attending a Broadway show, the program sponsored wellness activities aim to recharge and enrich the personal lives of our residents. Check out our Instagram (@westsidesurgery) for an inside look into the life of our residents.
The Mount Sinai Health System stands firmly for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and against all forms of bias, discrimination, and hatred. Our United in Solidarity website seeks to connect, inform, and engage the Mount Sinai community on issues pertaining to Black Lives Matter and efforts to instill an anti-racist culture.