A well-informed surgeon is integral to improving patient outcomes. Through individualized, mentoring training and research opportunities, Lenox Hill Hospital allows residents to develop the skills necessary to push the boundaries that impede better outcomes.
For trainees interested in pursuing an academic career, we offer a number of research opportunities. Research programs are individualized based on resident interest, faculty mentoring and resources available. Residents are encouraged to publish at least one article in a peer-reviewed journal and to present locally, regionally and nationally, and are required to submit one academic endeavor by the end of their PGY-3 year.
As a general surgery resident, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide swath of educational experiences designed to enhance your skills and your future career endeavors. All our residents receive mentoring with a member of the faculty throughout their training to discuss goals and personal and professional growth.
Advanced subspecialty training
During your residency you will have the opportunity to rotate through a number of subspecialty areas, including vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and minimally invasive surgery. If you wish to continue your education after completing your residency, Northwell Health has a number of fellowship training programs available. Notably, there are no surgical fellows at the Lenox Hill Hospital site.
Residents in the general surgery program receive extensive support as they prepare for their board certification exams. We give trainees access to written self-assessments, as well as mock oral examinations. We also offer additional support for travel to participate in review courses and to take the board exams.
The Physician Leadership Institute offers a wide array of programs that collectively serve physician leaders at all levels of the organization. These programs aim to recruit, develop, and retain the talent necessary to achieve Northwell Health’s organizational goals by developing the necessary skill sets among physicians to allow them to prosper in high visibility leadership positions.
Understanding health systems and practice management
Being a resident in one of the country’s largest health care systems puts you at a unique advantage. Throughout the training program, residents learn about how to navigate and leverage the resources of health care systems, strategic elements of practice management and how to adapt and grow in the changing health care landscape.