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Scholarly Activities

Our program offers a full range of conferences that take place at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. These include Surgical Ground Rounds, weekly Morbidity and Mortality conferences, Surgical Oncology Tumor Board, Trauma Surgery Conference, Breast Surgery Conference and Tumor Board, as well as Attending service rounds.

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Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Morbidity and Mortality conference is held weekly. This is a multidisciplinary conference that fosters intercollegiate discussion between our trainees and faculty.

Grand Rounds

At least quarterly, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island will bring in local and international visiting professors to provide our residents, staff and other attendees the unique opportunity to enhance their clinical and academic practice in order to promote up-to-date knowledge of surgical issues and awareness of current advances in the surgical field.

Robotic Training Curriculum

Residents undertake a training curriculum and certification to understand the basic components of the robotic operating system and become comfortable with basic manipulation of robotic instruments. Training includes an online certification course followed by a hands-on portion that teaches docking/undocking, instrument exchange, trouble shooting, and console operation. Resident have the unique opportunity to graduate with robotic certification, a much-needed skill in the increasingly minimally-invasive surgical environment.

General Surgery robotic training

Core Competency Day

Core Competency Days, which were first developed in 2005, consist of a series of experiences designed to teach and evaluate residents in each of the ACGME six core competency domains. Core Competency Days are planned to be held a few times per year and consist of two half-day sessions for the surgical residents. Eighteen to thirty residents participate during each half-day session with approximately half the resident participants junior (PGY-1 and PGY-2) residents and half senior (PGY-3 to PGY-5) residents. The residents participate in simulated patient encounters, mock oral exams, practice-based learning and improvement sessions, a written exam, and a technical skills simulation, relaxation, or other educational session. Core competency days provide an effective way to evaluate capabilities that are difficult to assess by other means and provide feedback which is integral to the experience, allowing for meaningful learning opportunities.

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Animal Lab Simulation

Four times a year, the surgical residents spend half a day practicing various open and laparoscopic surgical techniques in the live animal lab under the supervision of two-three attending surgeons. Residents can become familiar with surgical instruments, perform basic and advanced procedures, and receive direct feedback on their performance.

General Surgery training

Weekly Didactic Sessions

Every Thursday morning is protected resident education time. The curriculum for the didactics follows a two-year revolving schedule based on the SCORE curriculum. Journal clubs and article reviews are also included during these sessions.

General Surgery didactic session

Service Specific Conferences

Each service also hosts their own weekly conference such as Vascular and Hepatobiliary.

Research

As part of NYU Langone Health, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island aims to graduate academic physicians who will be leaders in their chosen fields. Surgical residents are expected to spend time during their residency training to conduct basic science and/or clinical research in any surgical specialty that they desire. The type of research, location and funding is left to the discretion of the trainee’s interest. The Department of Surgery has initiated a mentorship plan and have faculty who actively partake in scholarly projects.

Elective Rotations

Fourth-year residents can spend two months on an elective rotation of their choosing. This time provides additional exposure to pursue interests at the main campus. Electives can be requested outside of NYU Langone Health if the desired elective is not available in our hospital such as Burn Units.

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