Department of Surgery Residency

Overview

Residents working with a patientThe Surgical Residency Training Program is a major academic responsibility of the Department of Surgery, with its Divisions of bariatric, general,endocrine, oncology, pediatric, transplantation, plastic, vascular, oralsurgery, and trauma/critical care surgery. The surgical specialties of cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, urology, otolaryngology and orthopedics are separate departments with their own trainees, although the general surgery resident has exposure to these specialties as well.

A progressive responsibility is the key element of the NYU residency, with surgical
decision-making and responsibilities taught in clinical and didactic settings.

Residents train at three major hospitals:

Residents at NYU care for patients with a multitude of problems representing the entire spectrum of surgical diseases. From Bellevue’s world-renowned trauma service to the highly regarded tertiary care services at Tisch, NYU surgical residents work under the leadership of eminent faculty.

Nine first-year categorical residents are selected each year to complete the general surgery training program. Additional residents match separately to preliminary positions prior to specialty training. We stand committed to the goal of continuing our long traditional excellence in surgical training.

Our Mission

Residents working with a patientOur mission is to develop leaders in clinical surgery. The Department of Surgery will endeavor to evolve as a model for primary and tertiary patient care services, integrating all aspects of a case including inpatient, ambulatory, and emergency services.

The faculty will provide the surgical resident with a progressively graded curriculum of study and clinical experience under guidance and supervision. The surgical resident will acquire a broad understanding of human biology as it relates to disorders of a surgical nature and the technical knowledge and skills appropriate to completely manage patients with surgical diseases.

 

Our Vision

Residents working with a patientThe Department of Surgery continues to evolve as a model for primary and tertiary patient care, integrating all aspects of surgical management including inpatient, ambulatory, and emergency services. The faculty will provide the surgical resident with a progressively graded curriculum of study including clinical and research experience under close guidance and supervision. The surgical resident will acquire a broad understanding of disease biology as it relates to disorders of a surgical nature and the technical knowledge and skills appropriate to completely manage patients with surgical diseases. The resident will also develop professional skills and receive system-based training in small group sessions.