PGY 1

  • Surgical oncology - Two months
  • Colorectal surgery - Two months
  • MIS bariatric surgery - One month
  • Trauma/acute care surgery - One month
  • Night float - One month
  • Critical care medicine - One month
  • Vascular surgery - One month
  • General surgery - Two months
  • Pediatric surgery - One month 

PGY 2 (Call averages every third to fourth night)

  • Transplant surgery - One month
  • Critical care medicine - Two months
  • Colorectal surgery - One month
  • General surgery - Two months
  • Trauma/acute care surgery - One month
  • Surgical oncology - Two months
  • MIS/Bariatric surgery - One month
  • Thoracic surgery - One month
  • Trauma surgery - One month
  • Night float - One month

PGY 3 (Call averages every third to fourth night)

  • Vascular surgery - Two months
  • Thoracic surgery - One month
  • MIS/bariatric surgery - One month
  • Trauma/acute care surgery - Two months
  • Surgical oncology - One month
  • Night float - Two months
  • Colorectal surgery - Two months
  • General surgery - One month

PGY 4  (Call averages every fourth night)

  • Trauma/acute care surgery - Two months
  • MIS/bariatric surgery - One month
  • Pediatric surgery - One month
  • Vascular surgery - Two months
  • General surgery - One month
  • Night float - Two months
  • Trauma - Two months
  • Elective - One month

PGY 5 (Call averages every fourth night)

  • Trauma - Two months
  • Trauma/acute care surgery - Three months
  • General surgery - Two months
  • Night Float - One month
  • Surgical oncology - Two months
  • Colorectal surgery - Two months

The residents from this program graduate with between 1,000 to 1,100 major cases, well above the Residency Review Committee minimum of 750. 

The time on each team is divided as equally as possible. The endoscopy experience is excellent with residents obtaining between 100 to 200 colonoscopies and EGDs by the completion of their residency. 

The intensive care units' experience is broad based. During your rotation in the ICU, you are only responsible to the unit, although per the ACGME, residents are excused to attend all educational conferences. The experience is strong in ventilator management, procedures, hemodynamic monitoring and multidisciplinary approach to the critically ill patient. 

The laparoscopic experience is solid with both adult and pediatric advanced laparoscopic procedures. These include but are not limited to cholecystectomies, inguinal hernias, post-operative ventral hernias, fundoplication, Heller myotomy, splenectomy, appendectomies, gastric bypass, common bile duct exploration and colon resection.

Didactic conferences

  • Topics in general surgery lecture
  • Surgical education conference (M&M)
  • Vascular case conference
  • Trauma multi-disciplinary conference
  • Pediatric trauma conference
  • General surgery grand rounds
  • Journal club
  • Professionalism in surgery
  • Research meeting
  • ABSITE review
  • Surgical humanity