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The Department of Surgery teaches medical students the fundamentals of general surgery and also trains physicians to become surgeons in different specialties. Our residency and fellowship programs (except for MIS/Bariatric) 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.

Since 1975 when our first graduating residents entered the profession of surgery, 214 physicians have completed their residency training in general surgery at Stony Brook. 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.

Our general surgery residency program ranks 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 Medical Center 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).