Friday, July 9, 2010

J1 Visa - Surgical openings

une 2010--Albany Medical College--Division/Dept: Department of Surgery/Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Location: Albany, New York

Clinical Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Requirements: Successful completion of a five year General Surgery Residency program in an ACGME approved site in the US. Foreign candidates must be ECFMG certified and must have either a green card or J1 Visa to be eligible for employment at Albany Medical Center.Available Start Date: July 1, 2011

Narrative: The residency program in cardiothoracic surgery at Albany Medical Center is approved by the ACGME and provides training leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. This is a two-year clinical program with one resident accepted each year. Acceptance into the Program is predicated upon eligibility for or certification by, the American Board of Surgery.


The Thoracic surgical faculty provide high quality, comprehensive diagnostic and surgical care to adult and pediatric patients with diseases of the heart, great vessels, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm, chest wall and mediastinum.

Ability to tailor the program to individual needs and interests:

Cardiac Surgery / Congenital Heart Surgery / Thoracic Surgery

Minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery: Including

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

VATS Lobectomy

Advanced Laparoscopy

Significant research opportunities in laboratory and clinical arenas to those candidates interested.

Contact : Phyllis Sperry

Residency Coordinator

(518) 262-4880

(518) 262-5999 fax
June 2010-Two Openings:The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Department of Surgery has a PGY 2 Non-Designated Preliminary position available July 1, 2010.
We also, have a PGY 2 Designated Preliminary position; only candidates with a commitment for July 1, 2011, should apply for this position. Please e-mail Barbara Lingley, Residency Coordinator at:
June 2010--Unexpected Opening: General Surgery Resident, PGY 4, Categorical Position. Please send CV to Dr. Walter Longo at and a cc At this time period, we cannot support visas.

July 2010 -- Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.
We have an opening in our Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). This fellowship is significantly oriented towards bariatric surgery and advanced minimally invasive surgery of the forgut, and will also include participation in ongoing clinical research projects, surgical endoscopy and esophageal motility. The minimum level of training is: PGY-5. This position is fully funded for 1 year, with potential to extend to a second year if desired. Interested candidates should contact Ms. Jennifer Boyd at: . Please attach a current CV and brief letter of intent.

June 2010--We have an unexpected opening at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for a preliminary PGY 2 surgery position starting July 1, 2010.

Candidates must have a California Medical Board Letter, and have successfully completed a PGY 1 surgery internship in the U.S. We only accept U.S. citizenship or J1 visa (no H-1 visa).

Please send:

USMLE Step I, II and III scores

ABSITE score

Operative Log

3 Letters of Recommendation (one from program director) Copies of evaluations from PGY 1 year California Medical Board Letter giving Permission to Train Visa status

Forward information to Kris Holstrom

July 2010--Pediatric Surgery/Gastrointestinal Research Fellowship Position available

A position has come open for a research fellow in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. St. Christopher's Hospital is the children's hospital for Drexel University College of Medicine. The position is available to start immediately.

The position is funded and lab support for projects is internal and guaranteed. The focus of this lab is primarily the characterization of and use of growth factors in intestinal failure, primarily short bowel syndrome and IBD. This lab has been active for over 30 years and the PI has over 100 publications. Mid-residency research fellows have had 100% success in obtaining categorical surgical residency positions and >90% success in obtaining pediatric surgery fellowship positions.

Position is open to mid-residency and post-residency candidates.

Candidates must:

Have completed 2 years of residency (3 preferred).

Have an interest in surgical research.

Interested applicants please send CV and contact information to:

Fax 215-427-4616

July 2010--Unexpected position open for a PGY 1 or PGY 2 with a advanced position for the following year (2011 – 2012) at a Level 1 Trauma center in the dept. of surgery. Applicant must be a designated preliminary candidate with official proof of the advanced position. Only emails will be excepted………..PLEASE no phone calls or faxes. Thank you.

Wendy Narcisse

Resident Coordinator

Nassau University Medical Center

Dept. of Surgery



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