Curriculum Overview Clinical Divisions Surgical Facilities Dept. Programs Life in NYC


All PGY-1 positions are filled through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) with the electronic residency application service (ERAS). All applications are reviewed through ERAS.  Our application deadline is October 31, 2014. Three interview days for categorical candidates are held from November through January.

Criteria for categorical and preliminary candidates: Applicants with minimum USMLE scores of 94% will be considered. Only the J-1 Visa will be sponsored.  ECFMG Certificates must be received in time to begin the program on June 12, 2015.

On occasion, advanced positions at the PGY-2 or PGY-3 level become available for residents desiring one or two years of surgical training.


Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, the surgical residency training program offers both categorical and preliminary training programs. The five-year categorical program leads to residents being eligible for examination by the American Board of Surgery. Three residents are matched in the categorical track each year. The current compliment of residents includes 35 residents and a breast fellow.  

House Staff Operative Log Documentation:
We participate in the ACGME web based record keeping program. Based on the requirements of the ACGME's Residency Review Committee, each resident maintains a record of all cases in which he or she participates.  The house staff officer's experience is reviewed periodically to ensure a complete and balanced exposure to the components of general surgery is obtained.

Ginzburg and Stoller Awards

Each year the Faculty of the Department of Surgery are asked to nominate two residents whom they feel merit the honor of receiving the prestigious Leon Ginzburg Achievement Award and the Norman M. Stoller Award.

The Ginzburg Award is for a chief resident completing the Surgical Residency Program, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and surgical skills. The recipient of this prestigious award for the 2013-2014 academic year is Shinichi Fukuhara, MD. Dr. Fukuhara will be a Fellow in Cardio Thoracic Surgery at Columbia University in Manhattan..

The Norman M. Stoller Award is presented to an intern who has shown outstanding qualities of devotion and dedication displayed to their patients. The recipient for the 2013-2014 academic is Thinzar (Helmi) Lwin, MD. Dr. Lwin will move into her second year of training as a general surgery categorical resident in our program.

Dr. Fukuhara Dr. Lwin

Documents For Interviewees
The ACGME requires that certain documents be made available to all medical
students who interview for a position in a residency program. These documents will be made available for your review on interview day. These documents and others are also available on the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Graduate Medical Education website.

For Further Information
Inquiries concerning the form, content or philosophy of the program are welcomed and should be forwarded to the director of the residency program:



Dr. Leitman


I. Michael Leitman, MD, FACS
Chief of General Surgery and Residency Program Director

Chief of Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Department of Surgery
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East, Suite 2M
New York, NY 10003
(212) 844-8570

Dr. Surick


Burton G. Surick, MD
Associate Program Director

Department of Surgery
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
1st Avenue @ 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

Carol Polanish

Residency Program Manager

Department of Surgery
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
1st Avenue @ 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Updated 13 Sep 2014