New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center
Welcome to the
General Surgery Residency Training Program
Do I have to have my ECFMG certificate when I apply?
if you are a foreign medical graduate you must have an ECFMG certificate.
Are research opportunities available?
We encourage our residents to take research fellowship years. We actively assist our residents in finding funded research opportunities throughout the United States. In addition, most of our residents participate in scientific competitions both at regional and national levels.
What do residents do after their residency?
Some of our graduates enter directly into surgery to practice upon graduating, while others match successfully into post-graduate fellowship opportunities.
Where do most residents live?
Most residents live within walking distance of Metropolitan Hospital, in the neighborhoods of Harlem and the Upper East Side. However, several residents live in Brooklyn and Queens, which are easy commutes to public transportation or they drive with their cars.
Will I need a car?
Residents in this program have rotations at Westchester Medical Center, (Valhalla and NY), at Phelps Memorial Hospital (Sleepy Hollow, NY), at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, and Plainview, NY. While there is public transportation, it doesn’t run at all hours to those locations. Residents without cars often carpool or rent a car during these months.
What are some outdoor activities to do in and around New York?
In the city, some favorite outdoor things to do every day include running or biking along Central Park, Riverside Park, or Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Highline is a must visit, as we as the new "Floating Park' called Little Island. Some of the best beaches in NYC are a few hours away, others even closer. The most popular is Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, you can’t beat the few-blocks-off proximity to the subway. Iconic Coney Island is bursting with activity throughout the summer and even during the off-season. Orchard Beach, Bronx's sole public beach, was proclaimed "The Riviera of New York" when it was created in the 1930s.