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How many positions do you have?
We will be offering 3 categorical and 2 preliminary year positions.

Can I fax or email my application to the Program Director?
We only consider applications that are submitted through ERAS. Please do not fax, mail, email or drop off any paper applications. We do not accept any paper applications. These will not be reviewed and will be discarded.

Is research and training a must?
Prior surgical training in another country is not recognized or given credit for in the U.S. Only training from programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will be allowable toward the total number of years required for certification by the American Board of Surgery.

Does your program sponsor visas for international applicants?
No, our program does not sponsor any visas for international applicants.

I have been out of medical school for several years. Do you have a graduation-year cut-off?
We do have a graduation cut-off: within the last two years.

What kind of surgical service rotations are involved?
The series of rotations in which most junior residents participate include those with the following special emphasis: gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery, medical gastrointestinal disease, surgical endoscopy, endocrine surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, transplantation, surgical critical care, burn surgery, trauma surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, plastic surgery, neurosurgery and urological surgery.

What about research opportunities?

Participation in research activities during the training period is encouraged whenever an individual indicates an interest but is not required. A number of active laboratories exist within the Department of Surgery, where basic research can be accomplished. A trainee may elect to work in an established laboratory or, with the help of the faculty, may develop a research project of their own. Surgical research resources which are available are many and diverse. These can be discussed at the time of your interview.

Is Mount Sinai accredited?
The Department of Surgery Residency Program at Mount Sinai is fully accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is affiliated with The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Who should I contact if I need more information?
Please contact the Residency Program Coordinator, Patricia Holden at