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General Surgery Residency Program

MIMIS training facility at Montefiore Medical CenterWelcome to the Montefiore Medical Center General Surgery residency program!

The Department of Surgery doesn’t just select residents; it selects the academic surgeons of the future. Montefiore Medical Center prides itself on training the next generation of healthcare leaders and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care. This philosophy guides the training activities of this highly competitive residency program and provides recruits with a superior clinical experience that aptly prepares them to be leaders in their field.

As the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic medical center nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. The general surgery residency program is an ACGME-accredited program that involves five years of clinical training across seven different hospitals, including The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. This experience provides residents with exposure to a variety of clinical settings—from tertiary care to Level 1 trauma center. The high volume, diversity, and complexity of pathology fuel the clinical experience. 

 
PGY1
PGY2
PGY3
PGY4
PGY5
Categorical
32
10
10
10
10
Preliminary (including Urology and Plastics)
22
6
2
   

With 10 annual positions and approximately 80 trainees at any given time, the general surgery residency at Montefiore is the second largest program in the nation.

Unlike many programs which emphasize more general surgical tasks, our general surgery residency follows current trends in the field and strives to develop surgical specialists who excel in specific clinical areas. This model places trainees “in the trenches” where they work at the side of leading specialists in the areas of general, endocrine, colorectal, gastric, minimally invasive, trauma, critical care, endoscopy, pediatric, breast, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Residents obtain progressive advancement in case complexity. At the culmination of their residency, the majority of our trainees pursue fellowships or specialized training programs at prestigious institutions.

2012 Annual Volume by Procedure
Montefiore Medical Center Department of Surgery   
Cholecystectomy
866
Colorectal
2,206
 Whipples
26 
 Esophageal
 232
 Bariatric
 697
 Pediatric
 1,133
 Kidney Transplant
145 
 Liver Transplant
 50
 Heart Transplant
 28
 VADs
 27