General Surgery Residency - Categorical Position

General Surgery Residency - Categorical Position

As one of our current PGY III residents will be entering a 3-year research fellowship, SUNY Upstate Medical University, located in Syracuse, N.Y. is seeking to fill a PGY-4 categorical General Surgery resident position beginning July 1st, 2020.

SUNY Upstate Medical University is part of the much larger SUNY system; we are the only ACS accredited Level I adult and pediatric Trauma Center in central New York. We provide all General Surgery training experiences within the city of Syracuse. It is not necessary for any resident to rotate away from their home or family. Opportunities do exist however for senior residents who elect rotations elsewhere. Our program has the great advantage of utilizing each of four hospitals in Syracuse: Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center, Crouse Hospital, and Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus. The variety of work places offers the resident a different experience including private practice in General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Upstate offers the tertiary care perspective and the VA offers the advantage of a resident led team approach to a wide variety of General, Thoracic and Vascular patients. Further details regarding the program can be gathered by visiting our program’s website.


To be eligible for this PGY-4 position, the applicant should be currently enrolled in an ACGME accredited General Surgery residency program and will have successfully completed PGY-1 through PGY-3 years of general surgery training by June 30, 2020. The three years must be consecutive (no gaps in between years). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have passed USMLE Step 3 to be considered.

How To Apply:

Your application must include all of the following information:

  1. Letter of Recommendation from your current Program Director
  2. Two additional letters of recommendation from faculty surgeons with whom you have worked with as a PGY-1, PGY-2 and/or PGY-3.
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae
  4. ABSITE score reports from all years of training
  5. USLME Scores (Steps I, II and III)
  6. Medical School Transcript, Dean’s Letter, diploma and, if applicable, ECFMG certificate
  7. ACGME Case Logs (in defined category format) as of date of application
  8. List of all previously completed rotations
  9. Documentation of ACLS, ATLS, PALS and, if completed, FLS and FES certification
  10. Copies of all mid-year and year-end evaluations by Program Director (to include Surgery Milestones Evaluation)

Applications are only being accepted electronically. No faxes or phone calls please. To apply, please send your complete application via electronic mail to our coordinator Kelly Liberati ([email protected]).

Please make sure that your cover email message includes your current email address and a reliable telephone contact number for you. Please note we will start screening complete applications immediately.

We will contact competitive applicants to offer interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 situation all interviews will be conducted by phone. We will announce when the position has been filled.

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  • Published

    Mar 20, 2020

  • Main Location

    Syracuse, New York

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