The goal of the Mt. Sinai General Surgery Residency Program is to provide an educational experience which results in our graduating residents performing competently as independent practitioners of surgery. The program is designed to train successful surgeons with varied career goals ranging from solo community practice to advanced fellowships and sub-specialty practice in academic medical centers.
In order to achieve this we provide our residents (1) exposure to the fundamentals of basic science as it is applied to clinical surgery; (2) extensive clinical experience in pre-operative, operative and post-operative care; (3) the ability to critically review the medical literature and apply it to their practice; (4) an understanding of the US health care system; (5) guidance to develop the interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to be successful as an independent practitioner of surgery, and (6) the opportunity to develop skills in surgical research.
This is achieved through graded clinical responsibility in a wide spectrum of clinical exposures, settings and directed learning program incorporating a variety of sources.
Residents attend mandatory Morbidity and Mortality and Grand Rounds Conference each week, daily Morning Conferences, and bimonthly Journal Clubs. All residents are assigned weekly readings based on a 2 year curriculum cycle encompassing the principle components of general surgery. PGY1 and PGY2 residents are additionally assigned web-based basic science learning modules in a series of 2 week sessions. All residents participate in web-based UIC sponsored Core Curriculum modules dealing with topics such as professionalism, teaching skills, ethics, and medical finance. In addition, residents will attain certification in laparoscopic (FLS) and trauma related (ATLS) skills.