New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center
Welcome to the
General Surgery Residency Training Program
Women in Surgery
The true strengths of our surgery residency are our residents and faculty. The Program has a rich history/tradition of training women in surgery.
While there are now a handful of women heading up surgical departments in the United States and Canada, there is still a long way to go. In North America, A survey of surgeons carried out at the turn of the current century showed 20.3% of surgeons were female.
There are still so many challenges facing women in surgery today: pay equity, economics, family leave, healthcare reform, changes in academic medicine, resident education, and work-life balance. Many of these issues affect both men and women, majority and minority groups, and they affect their ability to do their jobs and live their lives well.
Our program mirrors New York's diversity and we encourage diversity in our program.