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Residency & Fellowship Programs

The Department of Surgery's residency and fellowship programs (except for Podiatric Surgery, MIS/Bariatric, Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, and Mastery in General Surgery) are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States, based on established standards and guidelines.

Our cardiac surgery team in the OR.

Since 1975 when our first graduating residents entered the profession of surgery, 235 physicians have completed their residency training in general surgery at Stony Brook. Read the latest facts and stats about Stony Brook Medicine.

The alumni of our residency program now practice surgery throughout the United States, as well as in numerous other countries around the world — and we're proud of their diverse achievements and contributions to medicine.

All of our residency programs are committed to training physician-scientists. All categorical residents in our general surgery program are required to conduct at least one research project each year, and to present their studies at the Department's annual Research Day.

Our general surgery residency program has been ranked in the Top Ten of all surgical residency programs in New York for its composite pass rate on the board qualifying/certifying examinations administered by the American Board of Surgery.

Applicants to our training programs are encouraged to appreciate that Stony Brook University Hospital has been recognized as one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation, and that life on Long Island is about town (NYC) and country (SB), including "wine country" on the East End.