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Research is an important component of the activities of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center. The faculty at both the Medical Center and nearby New York Medical College works cooperatively on clinical and laboratory research.

Residents are encouraged to participate in New York Medical College research projects and many opt for elective 12-month rotations in research programs, usually after the third year. State-of-the-art facilities are available for the trainee’s use in research. These include the latest laboratory equipment and technology, an animal facility with an operating room and advanced computer systems. The additional surgical research year may also be spent in other university research laboratories in which case residents must seek funding from the sponsoring institution.

The surgical faculty has a strong record of publications in major scientific journals. Residents present research results at national surgical meetings and are expected to assume authorship or co-authorship of a publication of original work during the five-year program.

The Department of Surgery of New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center invites you to participate in the Annual Dr. Louis R.M. Del Guercio Annual Visiting Professorship and Research Day. This annual event commemorates Dr. Del Guercio’s 25 years of distinguished leadership of the Department of Surgery, and stimulates and promotes surgical research throughout New York Medical College and its affiliated institutions.