The residents in the general surgery program at Northwell Health come from around the world. Our trainees bring with them a wealth of experiences and aspirations that strengthen the care we provide and the educational offerings. Our residents have gone on to fulfilling careers in hospital-based or community practices, ranging from cardiothoracic surgery to trauma surgery.

PGY Level 1 Profile Summer 2017*

Number of PGY 1 residents


Total number of program residents


Average USMLE Step 1 score for PGY 1 residents


Average USMLE Step 2 score for PGY 1 residents


Total percentage of female trainees


Total percentage of underrepresented minorities



Educational snapshot Summer 2017*

Average hours per week on duty


Maximum consecutive hours on duty


Average number of 24-hour off duty


Average hours per week of regularly scheduled lectures or conferences


Training at hospital outpatient clinics


Training in ambulatory non-hospital community-based settings



PGY Level 1 Medical School Profile Summer 2017*

The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

New York University School of Medicine

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford

University Minnesota Medical School

University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

*all information as of July 2017

Recent graduates

Northwell Health has an extensive alumni network. Our past graduates serve as a resource to current trainees for educational development as well as career assistance. Following graduation, our trainees have gone on to a number of areas in their chosen specialty, including academics, hospital medicine or private practice. Some of our recent graduates matched in the following fellowships:

Class of 2017

  • Vascular Surgery – Mount Sinai (New York, NY)
  • Breast Surgery – University of Miami (Miami, FL)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery – Northwell Health/ Lenox Hill Hospital (New York, NY)
  • Thoracic Surgery – Swedish Medical Center (Seattle, WA)
  • Acute Care Surgery – Hartford Hospital, (Hartford, CT)
  • Plastic Surgery – University of Miami (Miami, FL)
  • Breast Surgery – Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York, NY)

Class of 2016

  • Endocrine Surgery – University of Miami (Miami, FL)
  • Acute Care Surgery – Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
  • Acute Care Surgery – Brigham and Women’s (Boston, MA)
  • Colorectal Surgery – St. Francis Hospital (Hartford, CT)
  • Vascular Surgery – University of Miami (Miami, FL)
  • Plastic Surgery – University of Miami (Miami, FL)
  • Surgical Oncology – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Colorectal Surgery – University of Connecticut/ Hartford Hospital (Hartford, CT)
  • Plastic Surgery – Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

Class of 2015

  • Pediatric Surgery – Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, NY)
  • Trauma Critical Care – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery – Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, NY)
  • Thoracic Surgery/ Robotics – Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, NY)
  • Breast Surgery – Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York, NY)
  • Vascular Surgery – Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
  • Surgical Critical Care – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)

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The residents in the general surgery training program at Northwell Health each come with unique experiences, goals and accomplishments. What unifies them is their passion for caring for others. 

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