We are delighted and thank you for your interest in applying to the General Surgery Residency Program at Valley Health System. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and sponsored by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are only accepted and reviewed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Our residency program offers three (3) categorical positions per year.

Rotation Curriculum

Our fully robust curriculum provides comprehensive training and support.

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Didactic Education

Our program consists of a variety of activities that unfold alongside clinical activities. The intention of each of these activities is to prepare our residents for their boards and clinical practice.

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Program Faculty

Our diverse faculty have an integral involvement in resident education and training.

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From the Program Director

dr eric lazar
Eric L. Lazar, MD, Program Director - General Surgery Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Valley Health System - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai General Surgery Residency Program. It is a rare opportunity to start your residency in a new program housed in a new hospital which makes for an exciting adventure. As the Chair of Surgical Services and your Program Director, it is my duty to use the 1685 days allotted to your training (1825 but they make us give you four weeks’ vacation per year!) to prepare you for your future. In that time, we must introduce you to the basic principles of the science of surgery and the core operations that we perform so that you may work on your skills and endurance for the career in surgery that you desire. Over those days, you will develop habits and attitudes that will form the foundation of your life in surgery. Our immediate goal is to prepare you for board certification in surgery but beyond that we want you to have a thriving career that brings you a sense of accomplishment and belonging in the surgical community.

Dr. Eric Lazar