Rotation Blocks 2017

2017 Block Diagram


The PGY-1 schedule is designed to give first year residents a broad exposure to general surgery with experiences at all of our clinical sites. The educational focus for the year is on basic operative skills and pre-/post-operative care.


The PGY-2 schedule allows the resident to expand their knowledge base of surgical disease and begin to develop more advanced surgical skills. During the PGY-2 year there are additional SICU blocks with increased responsibility, a focused breast rotation, and a dedicated endoscopy rotation.


Residents in the PGY-3 year are given increased leadership responsibility on every service. Operative skills become a focus with increased time in the operating room at every site. During the PGY-3 year residents rotate on Transplant Surgery and are the senior resident at CCMC.


On the majority of rotations the fourth year is the senior resident and runs the service. All call is at the Chief level. Advanced laparoscopic skills are strengthened during the bariatric rotation. Opportunities to do advanced oncology cases, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery are highlights.


The final year of training allows residents to further develop advanced operative skills. There are many opportunities for the Chief Resident to take junior residents through cases. Leadership and communication skills are further enhanced.