Categorical PGY III Position

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Date Posted: March 5, 2020

PGY 3 Categorical General Surgery Position

Due to a scheduling change involving one of our research residents, SUNY Upstate Medical University, located in Syracuse, N.Y. is seeking to fill a PGY-3 categorical General Surgery resident position beginning July 1st, 2020. To be eligible for this PGY-3 position, the applicant must be currently enrolled in an ACGME accredited General Surgery residency program and will have successfully completed PGY-1 through PGY-2 years of general surgery training by June 30, 2020. The two years must be consecutive (no gaps in between years). Applicants completing both years at the same program are preferred. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have passed USMLE Step 3 to be considered.

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. (

How To Apply

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