New York Medical College At Metropolitan Hospital Center

General Surgery Residency Training Program

New York City Living


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Many of our residents choose to live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan near Metropolitan Hospital and commute to our participating hospitals, while others may choose to live in more suburban areas such as Westchester, New Jersey, Long Island, or other boroughs of New York City. No matter what your lifestyle will be, our hospitals are located such that our residents typically commute no longer than 20-30 minutes in any direction to their rotations.


Prospect Park, Brooklyn

New York City, otherwise known to New Yorkers as "the greatest city in the world," offers an amazingly wide variety of activities and attractions. No matter what your interests are, no matter how esoteric they may be, there is something for everybody in this city.

The museum-goer will frequent the Metropolitan Museum of Art for its world-renown collections of paintings and sculptures; the Museum of Natural History for its fossils and the Haydn Planetarium; the Museum of Modern Art for its "Free Fridays" and the chance to meet that rare special someone who also believes Jackson Pollock was a true genius; or perhaps the Guggenheim Museum to be enveloped by its beautiful Modern architecture. One can spend the weekend out on Jones Beach, Coney Island, or strolling up Manhattan's West side from Battery Park to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum to catch a glimpse of Space Shuttle Enterprise.


Grand Central Station

For the music-lover, this city is home to the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Blue Note Jazz Club, and innumerable smaller performance spaces that span the entire spectrum of aural preferences and persuasions. If you instead wish to hear the wonderful sound of human laughter, New York City is home to some of the most famous comedy clubs, including the Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines, and Comedy Cellar.


Midtown Manhattan Skyline

New York City is great place for sports fans, and is home to the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Red Bulls, Giants, Jets, and competitive teams from any other sport you can think of. It is home to Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, Chelsea Piers, and is only a short drive from MetLife Stadium, Red Bull Arena, and Nassau Coliseum.

The "foodie" New Yorker enjoys a nearly endless selection of international restaurants and establishments to satisfy his or her palate. Midtown Manhattan is home to world-class chefs, and Brooklyn home to up-and-coming restaurateurs and artisanal craftsmen of the edible. Would you try honey from a Brooklyn "urban beekeeper?" How about grabbing a cocktail from a former speakeasy hidden within Grand Central Station? Even the Shake Shack and Halal street-food carts are capable of serving up delightfully surprising meals. For dessert, one may choose the perfect cupcake at the Magnolia Bakery or Crumbs, or a delicious French-pressed coffee at Cafe Grumpy before taking a stroll through the High Line Park.

Whether you're a native New Yorker or originate elsewhere, as a New York Medical College at Metropolitan Surgery Resident living in the New York area, you are sure to develop a new appreciation for this great city and all it has to offer.