New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center
Welcome to the
General Surgery Residency Training Program
The New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center General Surgery Residency Program is committed to the surgical education of its residents. In addition to weekly educational conferences at each participating institution dedicated to residents currently rotating there, our residents converge monthly at Metropolitan Hospital with faculty members on Academic "Mega Wednesday" mornings for three-hour sessions of departmental academic conferences. These hours are protected time for the residents: physician assistants and covering house-physicians at the participating hospitals hold the floor pagers to manage non-urgent matters. Mock ABSITE and mock orals are given over the academic year.
The first hour of Academic Wednesday is Morbidity and Mortality conference, where a senior resident presents a recent case involving an associated complication or suboptimal outcome.
The second hour is Grand Rounds. The format of discussion is different for each week of the month: Clinical Pathology, Tumor Board, Journal Club, and an honorary Guest Lectures are presented on a rotating basis each week.
The third hour of Academic Wednesday is split into two thirty-minute lectures presented by residents to their colleagues and medical students: the first dedicated to basic science and the second dedicated to clinical science.
The weekly academic conferences will help shape our surgical residents into well-rounded and knowledgeable surgeons.