|Jorge Con, MD, FACS
The goal of our program is to train the complete general surgeon with expertise in the management of the complex surgical patients with high acuity. We aim to make our residents the future leaders in surgery by emphasizing critical thnking, operative skills, and the ability to understand and assess the literature.
Our main site are Westchester Medical Center and the adjacent Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a tertiary care academic medical center that serves as the regional referral center for the Hudson Valley serving a very diverse population of about 4 million. We are the Regional Level-1 Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients. In addition, St. Vincent’s Bridgeport hospital as an affiliate site provides a robust community general surgery experience.
We offer a five-year program with four Categorical & four Preliminary PGY-1 Positions. Rotations in MIS, Transplant, Pediatric, Thoracic, Vascular, Trauma, Hepatobiliary provide a vigorous subspecialty curriculum in addition to the general surgery core to optimize the training experience/opportunity. The Department of Surgery Clinical Research Unit (DSCRU) will provide assistance on any research projects as well.
Like the population we serve, the residents come from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Working together and emphasizing the concept of team work with mutual respect is a cornerstone of our program. Located in Suburban New York, Westchester has a wonderful quality of life with diverse activities and recreational opportunities. It also helps that Manhattan is approximately 18 miles away from the hospital (35 minutes by car or commuter rail).
In summary, I believe Westchester Medical Center provides an environment that will challenge you and train you to become an outstanding academic or community surgeon for the new millennium.
Jorge Con, M.D., FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Department of Surgery
New York Medical College
Westchester Medical Center