About Mount Sinai
The Department of Surgery's educational mission is to provide the framework and
opportunities for our residents to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to
lead surgery into the 21st century. The program is dynamic and continues
to evolve in order to provide residents with an outstanding educational experience,
while maintaining the delivery of the highest quality of medical care to our patients
and community. We are committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence of which
we are proud. We strive to offer our residents a broad clinical experience, innovative
research opportunities, and an excellent quality of life during one's residency.
The Department of Surgery has had a number of new initiatives which have been developed
over the past several years. The development of the Skills and Simulation Training
Center and a didactic and skills curriculum have been initiated to provide our residents
with the technical skills needed for minimal access surgery. Research participation
has been expanded in order to provide our residents with an opportunity to pursue
and to understand the scientific method.
The Surgery Residency Training Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council
on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 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. Five
residents are matched in the Categorical track each year and ten residents are selected
for the Preliminary track (including orthopedics, anesthesia, other designated,
and non-designated). Currently, five residents complete the Chief Residency Year.
The program is a non-pyramidal system.
Our department welcomes the challenges facing surgery in the 21st century.
It is our hope to find individuals who are enthusiastic and willing to participate
in the changes in medicine and surgery.