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Surgery Residency Program

Welcome Message from the Department of Surgery

We would like to welcome you to our General Surgery Residency Program’s website and thank you for the opportunity to share with you the exciting training opportunities availabe at our institution.  TBHC was established in 1845 and is the oldest, free standing hospital in the borough of Brooklyn.  TBHC has a long history of Graduate Medical Education and was the training site where Walter Reed completed his internship.  TBHC is a 464-bed, tertiary care hospital located in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn.  Fort Greene is experiencing a cultural and residential renaissance and TBHC is at the heart of that development.  From Barclays Center three blocks away to the numerous residential redevelopment projects, TBHC is actively transforming our community and health care delivery system.

The General Surgery Residency Program is one of eight undergraduate and four fellowship training programs sponsored by TBHC.  The General Surgery Residency is a five-year program and is fully accredited until 2019.  There are no Surgery Fellowships offered at TBHC.  Our trainees are exposed to a wide spectrum of surgical diseases and training opportunities.  The majority of the training experience is conducted at TBHC. 

We offer two outside rotations for our trainees.  Our PGY-3s spend one month at Kings County Hospital on a trauma rotation and one month at Mount Sinai for a Liver/Pancreas Transplant rotation.  We have not graduated a class with a deficiency in any defined RRC category and routinely exceed minimum requirements by one to two standard deviations. 

The Department of Surgery has experienced strong growth since 2010.  The Department’s core teaching faculty currently consists of 15 full time faculty, 10 part time faculty and numerous voluntary faculty who provide case volume and educational experiences.  TBHC has developed a multimillion dollar Simulation Facility where residents receive training on laparoscopy, intubation, central line placement, code simulations and obstetric deliveries.  The General Surgery Residents also have a dedicated resource room where computers and laparoscopic simulators are located. 

TBHC offers trainees extensive opportunities for General Surgery Residency training.  In addition, our program has a strong history of assisting our graduates with obtaining post-graduate fellowships (See Career Choices page).  We hope you find the information on these pages useful and we look forward to meeting you in the future.