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Surgery Residency Program

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program at St. Barnabas Hospital.  The curriculum of the osteopathic surgical residency is focused around the AOA core competencies; osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and osteopathic principles and practices (OPP), medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

The primary purpose of our program is to provide advanced and concentrated training in general surgery to foster the critical thinking of our residents and medical students.  We are confident that the training experience will develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of an osteopathic physician to efficiently provide quality surgical care.

The program is accredited by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons for four (4) years of training, leading to eligibility to sit for the ACOS Boards in General Surgery.  There is approval for twelve (12) residents from PGY 2 through PGY 5 positions.  We also have approval for three (3) surgical PGY 1 interns as well.

St. Barnabas Hospital is part of the SBH Health System.  Some of our unique features are:

  • The largest osteopathic program in the Bronx serving a population of several million residents
  • A growing network of community, long-term care and tertiary care facilities
  • An owner-sponsor of one of the largest pre-paid health service plans in the New York City

Surgical Residents will benefit from our extensive on-campus ambulatory care services which include urology, plastics/hands and reconstructive surgery, vascular, ENT, and trauma.

Outside rotations include Westchester Medical Center (pediatric surgery), Memorial Sloan-Kettering (head & neck surgery), Montefiore/Einstein Medical Center (cardio-thoracic surgery), and Montefiore New Rochelle (general surgery).

All conditions of employment including compensation and benefits are negotiated with the Committee of Interns and Resident SEIU; which represents all interns, residents and fellows.

• Professional liability coverage for all activities that are approved components of the resident program
• Medical and dental insurance
• Disability insurance
• Prescription drug plan
• Uniforms
• Reduced parking rates
• Vacation: 20 days
• Stipend: $650
• Sick days: 1 day per month in the first year and twelve per year thereafter
• Salary: Commensurate with post-graduate year as stipulated in the CIR Collective Bargaining

We participate in the ERAS application service.  Prospective surgical residents apply through the ERAS application service when applying for internships.  Interviews are held from October through December.  Acceptance to the Program is a commitment to complete all four years.  When openings are present we do accept residents from other institutions as long as they have an approved osteopathic internship.   Medical students from NYCOM, PCOM, as well as other institutions rotate through the Department of Surgery on a regular basis.