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A Day in the Life of a Resident

First 3 months of CA - 1 year:

  • No call
  • 1:1 supervision
  • Tuesday through Thursday introductory lecture series

After first 3 months:

  • Average of 5 - 6 calls per four-week block
  • Usually two full weekends off

Typical Day

  • Arrive at hospital 06:30 to setup room and see first patient in preoperative area
  • Take first patient into OR (07:15 - 07:45 depending on hospital)
  • Breaks: 15 - minute morning break; 30 - minute lunch break; 15 - minute afternoon break
  • Relieved from OR duty at approximately 17:00 if not on call

Conferences

  • Monday afternoons
    • Two 2-hour conferences (16:00 - 18:00) and two 4-hour conferences (16:00 - 20:00) each month
    • One simulation session (16:00 - 20:00) every 3 months
    • Residents are relieved from clinical duties to attend all conferences
    • Most conferences include a light meal

Vacation

  • All residents get three weeks of vacation each year
  • CA - 2 and CA - 3 residents get an additional "optional week" which may be used for vacation, research, meetings, or other activities
  • CA - 3 residents get one week for interviewing

Meetings and Conferences

  • Total of 3 weeks of conference time, which may be taken during the CA - 2 and/or CA - 3 year
  • Up to $2000 for attending a scientific or educational meeting
  • All residents are required to submit a scholarly presentation for presentation at a regional or national meeting. If the submission accepted for presentation, additional funding is provided.

Education Fund (for books, laptop, etc.)

  • CA0 - CA3 - $2750
  • CA1 - CA3 - $2500