A well-informed surgeon is key to improving patient outcomes. Through individualized mentoring, training, and research opportunities, Northwell Health 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. Generally, four categorical residents spend up to two years exclusively dedicated to research. Research opportunities exist at the Feinstein Institute under the direction of Ping Wang, MD in the Division of Surgical Research. Research in other laboratories outside of the Feinstein Institute is also encouraged. The program offers clinical research in a variety of areas. Residents in the research program are required to publish at least one article in a peer-reviewed journal and are encouraged to present locally, regionally and nationally.
As a general surgery resident, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range 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, colon and rectal surgery, critical care surgery, pediatric 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.
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. As part of their educational stipend, residents in the fifth year receive a SESAP subscription and funding to attend a review course for the written boards. After successfully passing the written boards, residents then receive funding to attend a review course for the oral boards. We also offer additional time for travel to participate in these review courses.
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 network 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 networks, strategic elements of practice management and how to adapt and grow in the changing health care landscape.