About St. Luke's-Roosevelt
The Department of Surgery's educational mission is to provide the framework and opportunities for our residents to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead surgery into the 21st century. The program is dynamic and continues to evolve in order to provide residents with an outstanding educational experience, while maintaining the delivery of the highest quality of medical care to our patients and community. We are committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence of which we are proud. We strive to offer our residents a broad clinical experience, innovative research opportunities, and an excellent quality of life during one's residency.
The Department of Surgery has had a number of new initiatives which have been developed over the past several years. The development of the Skills and Simulation Training Center and a didactic and skills curriculum have been initiated to provide our residents with the technical skills needed for minimal access surgery. Research participation has been expanded in order to provide our residents with an opportunity to pursue and to understand the scientific method.
The Surgery Residency Training Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Department of Surgery offers both categorical and preliminary training programs under two separate match numbers. The five-year Categorical Program leads to certification by the American Board of Surgery. Five residents are matched in the Categorical track each year and ten residents are selected for the Preliminary track (including orthopedics, anesthesia, other designated, and non-designated). Currently, five residents complete the Chief Residency Year. The program is a non-pyramidal system.
Our department welcomes the challenges facing surgery in the 21st century. It is our hope to find individuals who are enthusiastic and willing to participate in the changes in medicine and surgery.