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Staten Island University Hospital is a major affiliate of the State University of New York, Downstate and takes great pride in its medical and surgical residency training programs. There are 233 residents at Staten Island University Hospital training in primarycare, medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, emergency medicine, rehabilitation medicine, podiatry, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery and urology. Staten Island University Hospital also supports a General Practice Residency program indentistry and oral surgery. There are fellowship programs in vascular, minimally invasive surgery, geriatrics, cardiology, oncology and gastroenterology.

The goal of the residency training program in surgery is the provision of diverse clinical experience in the field of surgery, which includes the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of the surgical patient which will result in the production of competent surgeons capable of independent practice upon graduation from the program.. To achieve this goal we have restructured the educational program and have enhanced the faculty with full time surgical educators in addition to the usual clinical faculty. The educational program has protected academic time each week assuring the residents the opportunity to build upon a strong foundation of surgical/medical knowledge. The clinical responsibilities of the surgical house officer increase in depth and complexity as the level of the training progresses. The educational progress, scholarly activity and the clinical activity of each resident are carefully supervised by an experienced attending staff guided by the full time Program Director. The surgical residency has had full accreditation by the Surgical Residency Review Committee and we strive to meet and exceed all of the standards set by the RRC.

The Surgical Program has trained graduates of medical sschools from across the United States.. Recent students who have applied and been accepted to the Staten Island University Hospital Surgery Program are graduates from leading medical schools including: SUNY–Downstate, NYU, Albany Medical School, Cornell University, UMDNJ, Albert Einstein, Mount Siani, SUNY-Stonybrook, SUNY-Syracuse, Pennsylvania State University, Tulane, Tufts, Creighton, Chicago Medical School, and the University of Florida. Over two-thirds of the graduates of the surgical training program have sought and obtained post-graduate specialty fellowships at programs in diverse institutions such as the Yale New Haven Medical Center, the Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, the University of Florida in Gainesville, the University of Illinois in Chicago to name just a few..

The Department of Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital evaluates the training program in the following areas:

      • Six Core Competencies
      • The variety and complexity of clinical material
      • Evidence of the acquisition of cognitive knowledge
      • Maintenance of an environment that stresses individual responsibility and the development of characteristics, which promote success during and after the surgical residency.
      • Surgical Skills acquisition

Each of our three chief residents heads the three major teams which cover the full-time and part-time faculty surgical services and the trauma service, with additional smaller teams lead by senior residents covering the intensive care unit and vascular surgical patients. The responsibility of each resident on the service is outlined prior to each rotation and varies according to the level of training and the nature of the surgical problems managed on the particular service. The surgical chief resident on each service monitors the daily activity of each resident

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