Clinical Experience

Surgical residents trained at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens typically develop broad experience in the treatment of the full range of clinical problems. A wealth of general surgical material ensures that each graduate will have established proficiency in the major areas of general surgical endeavor, and the absence of sub-specialty fellows in the institutions allows for extensive resident exposure to surgical procedures within the various specialty areas.

You may learn more about resident experiences by using the links immediately below. Those areas generally thought of as “parts” of general surgery are listed separately. For info on resident experience in the “subspecialties,” choose the “Specialty” button.

A Resident “Book”

The resident’s “book,” (or record of his/her clinical experience), is carefully maintained by each trainee in order to document a clinical training experience which will satisfy the American Board of Surgery. Although case numbers alone do not tell the full story of a residency program, a glimpse at the average number and variety of cases performed by surgical residents will help prospective house officers evaluate the adequacy of a residency’s clinical material.

At NYHQ, graduating residents have performed an average of from 900 to 1200 major operations as surgeon.

The particular resident experience displayed through the above link can be compared with other residency experiences around the country. The Residency Review Committee for Surgery of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has generated the following comparison with national averages:

 Category
% of all Residents
 Skin and Soft Tissues
47
Head and Neck
87
Breast
51
Alimentary tract
73
Abdomen
86
Vascular
62
Endocrine
53
Hand
47
Thoracic
85
Pediatric
44
Genito-urinary
92
Gynecology
72
Plastic
64
Nervous System
89
Orthopedics
85
Organ Transplant
39
Trauma Surgery
44
Endoscopy
67
Miscellaneous
50
 Total
75