Surgical Residency

Welcome to the Surgical Residency at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.

From this page you can explore all the areas relating to our surgical training program.

General Info

Surgical residency at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens is fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program graduates 4 chief residents each year from a 5-year categorical program. The Department employs a number of very experienced physician’s assistant who are capable of doing most first and second year level work. This frees residents for the operating room and allows us to maintain service function without need for a “pyramid.”

The residency selection process is carried out through the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP). We have two separate NRMP numbers:

  • #1822-19 (Categorical 5-year residency program)
  • #1822-18 (Preliminary track 1-year program for residents entering various surgical subspecialties or other areas such as Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, or Family Medicine)

Residents in our program obtain a rich, and varied clinical experience, and benefit from a full, structured didactic program to which the full time staff and division directors devote considerable effort. Opportunities for clinical research are many with the institution drawing upon a large population of patients from the New York community and beyond. Residents are fully trained in all aspects of general surgery and also enjoy full, undiluted exposure to all the major surgical specialties. Because there are no subspecialty fellows working in the institution, clinical material in the subspecialties is entirely the purview of the general surgical residents.

Our PGY 1-4 residents work approximately 80 hours per week. They are on-call every third of fourth night with scattered exceptions when additional coverage is needed during vacations. Improvements to the amenities and support services have been substantial and have greatly reduced the amount of non-educational (“scut”) work required of the resident.

Residents on night call have newly renovated bedrooms and showers available in the house. Amenities and support services at NYHQ include:

  • $10.00 / call for meals ( two full meals in cafeteria)
  • EMail access in the Medical Library
  • Word processing in the residents’ lounge
    Library with librarian literature searches and Internet access
  • Access to Medline and Scientific American 24 hours a day
  • Improved shuttle transportation between NYHQ and NYH-CUMC
  • IV teams
  • Blood drawing teams
  • Blood culture teams