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Research in motion

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.

Ongoing professional development

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 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.

Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

The cardiothoracic faculty and staff at Northwell Health believe the best way to train cardiothoracic surgeons is through an integrated, hands-on approach with increasing levels of responsibility. This is why Northwell offers a two-year comprehensive, ACGME-accredited thoracic surgery residency program.

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Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Northwell Health

Northwell Health offers a one-year comprehensive clinical colon and rectal fellowship program for applicants who are board eligible for the American Board of Surgery examination. Currently only one fellow is selected each year.

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Fellowship in Critical Care Surgery at Northwell Health

Applicants interested in the critical care surgery training program at Northwell Health should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in general surgery is mandatory for admission to this program.​

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Fellowship in Endourology at Northwell Health

The endourology fellowship program at Northwell Health is a two-year postgraduate course designed to train urologists with plans to pursue an academic career. The program integrates clinical and research work in stone disease, urologic oncology, reconstructive surgery and ureteral strictures. The fellow will have attending privileges as junior staff/ clinical instructor appointments. The fellow will spend the first year alternating between the North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center campuses for clinical duties

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Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwell Health

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwell Health offers a three-year fellowship training program in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. This program is accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Gastrointestinal Surgery at Northwell Health

The Department of Surgery at Northwell Health offers a fellowship training program in minimally invasive surgery. Founded in 2001, this program is part of the Charter Group of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Council.

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Fellowship in Pediatric General Surgery at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Cohen Children’s Medical Center offer a two-year completely clinical training program fellowship in pediatric surgery. The program offers a broad experience in all aspects of pediatric general surgery with extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, pediatric oncology, inflammatory bowel disease and neonatal surgery.

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Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Northwell Health

The vascular surgery residency program is a five-year program accredited by the ACGME. Our residents have the opportunity to take advantage of the third largest secular health care system in the country. Emphasis is placed on learning and growth through its one-of-a-kind Center for Learning and Innovation that includes a simulation center.

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Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital is a 2 year ACGME-approved clinical program. Established in 2001, the fellowship provides a comprehensive exposure to patients with diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems. A two-year comprehensive program in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is offered to those who have completed an ACGME approved General Surgery residency.

Board review

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.

Leadership development

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.