Surgery Curriculum

Curriculum PGY-1 Level Surgery Residents
Rotations, call schedules, and conference responsibilities are similar for PGY-1 level Surgery residents. The usual first-year experience includes:

 

Categorical
Trauma Service ........................2 - 4 months

Surgery Resident Service ......2 - 4 months
(Includes patients who are the primary responsibility of the Surgery residents)

Faculty Surgery Service ........ 4 - 6 months

 

Preliminary Surgery
Trauma Service ....................... 3 months
Surgery Resident Service ......2 - 3 months
(Includes patients who are the primary responsibility of the Surgery residents)
Faculty Surgery Service .........4 - 6 months
Pediatric Surgery .....................0 - 1 month
Anesthesiology ........................1 - 2 months

  • Preliminary Surgery residents typically spend at least 1 month on an Anesthesiology rotation.
  • Categorical Surgery residents during thier 2nd year, are assigned to a rotation in plastic Surgery
  • Categorical Surgery residents during thier 4th year, they are assigned to a Thoracic rotation

In keeping pace with new techniques and knowledge, our aggressive conference schedule and visiting professor program enrich the basic curriculum. Funding is provided to send Categorical Surgery residents to outside conferences such as the Spring and Fall Meeting of the American College of Surgeons, Southern Surgical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, and Southern Vascular Conference. Time to attend conferences is given in addition to vacation and holidays. The Department of Surgery has implemented a Night Float System to ensure compliance with ACGME Duty Hours Requirements.

 

The Skills Lab is a tremendous asset to our program and is a facility in which residents can practice surgical skills in a more relaxed, less critical environment than an actual hospital operating room. This benefits junior residents by allowing them to develop technical skills outside their day-to-day clinical experience. The Skills Lab is located in the Whitehall Building near the Dean's Office.  We are very proud of this impressive facility and feel that it greatly adds to our educational opportunities. 


updated 10/16/2016

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