Program Highlights

In our Surgery Residency Program, Mount Sinai is committed to a purpose, philosophy, and mission that allows us to educate medical students, surgical residents, and private practice surgeons in advanced surgical procedures and techniques; render high-quality patient care; develop meaningful research programs in basic and clinical sciences as they apply to Surgery; and train academic surgeons to fill the present faculty needs in surgical educational programs. We support the research initiatives of residents in several ways, one of which is funding for a full year of research at any institution.

Surgery Residency Program Highlights:

  • Opportunity to Learn about Both General Surgery and Specialties
  • Early Exposure to the Various Surgical Subspecialties
  • Progressive Exposure and Responsibility in General Surgery
  • Incorporation of Six Competencies in Surgery into Curriculum
  • Integration with the Basic and Clinical Science Faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago—where various departments accept interested surgical residents wishing to pursue a Master of Science or Doctoral degree during residency
  • Training to Provide Practice in a Safe, Cost-Effective Manner

Primary Site: Mount Sinai Hospital

  • 319-bed community-based hospital
  • Primarily caring for the underserved population on Chicago’s Southwest side
  • Illinois Department of Public Health–designated Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center

Integrated Site: Swedish Covenant Hospital

  • 340-bed community-based hospital
  • Serving a mixed community of patients on Chicago’s North side
  • Specialty coverage in all areas of medicine and surgery

Affiliated Sites:

  • The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital: a 155-bed tertiary-level university children's hospital. It admits 5,000 patients annually and is an Illinois Department of Health–designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
  • University of Illinois Hospital (UIH): a 354-bed tertiary-level university hospital in Chicago. Provides access to all surgical subspecialties including a thriving transplant and vascular surgery service
  • Loyola University's Foster McGraw Hospital (FMH): a 527-bed tertiary-level university hospital on Chicago’s West side. Offers all specialty services in Medicine and Surgery and has a large Burn Unit, which takes referrals from all over Illinois. Also is an Illinois Department of Public Health–designated Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Northwestern University Memorial Hospital (NMH): a 744-bed tertiary-level university hospital in the middle of downtown Chicago. It has all specialty services in Medicine and Surgery but not Pediatrics. Illinois Department of Public Health–designated Level 1 Trauma Center with limited trauma admissions each year. Serves as a referral center from all over the metropolitan Chicago area

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