Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1)
PGY1 residents experience pre- and post-operative care in minor surgical procedures. They assist in developing opportunities for increased exposure through our "See More, Do More" philosophy. PGY1 residents assist with medical student teaching and also participate in teaching conferences. Three weeks of vacation are given during this first year.
|Rotation||ACS||Surgical Oncology||Transplant||Pediatric Surgery||General Surgery||Trauma||Vascular Surgery||Burn||SICU||CT||General Surgery||Vascular Surgery|
Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY 2)
In PGY 2, residents have greater responsibility for patient evaluation compared to PGY 1. PGY 2 is a year of growth and progressive responsibility, designed as an opportunity to further develop the skills acquired in PGY 1 in the operating room. The workings of the surgical team are clearly emphasized during this year. Residents are given four weeks of vacation during their second year.
|Rotation||ACS||Colorectal||General Surgery||Pediatric Surgery||Thoracic||Nights||Nights||Trauma||General Surgery||Surgical Oncology||Vascular Surgery||SICU|
Postgraduate Year 3 (PGY 3)
PGY 3 residents coordinate teaching of junior residents and medical students. PGY 3 is a year in which residents refine their surgical skills. A Year 3 resident should expect to serve as "chief" resident at the busy trauma surgical intensive care unit (SICU), renal transplant and acute care surgery service. He or she will have a focused endoscopy experience rotating at all three of our institutions. PGY 3 residents receive four weeks of vacation.
|Rotation||Transplant||General Surgery||Breast||General Surgery||Endoscopy||Endoscopy||General Surgery||General Surgery||
Postgraduate Year 4 (PGY 4)
As a PGY 4, the resident is the chief resident on the on the services listed in the sample rotation below. PGY 4 residents will receive four weeks of vacation.
|Rotation||ACS||Pediatric Surgery||Colorectal||Nights||Trauma||Vascular Surgery|
Postgraduate Year 5 (PGY 5)
As residents enter into PGY 5, they become chief on all services. With this year comes the significant responsibility of teaching in the clinical setting and in conferences. Residents also are given the opportunity to serve as administrative chief resident. PGY 5 residents receive four weeks of vacation.
|Rotation||General Surgery||Surgical Oncology||ACS||Surgical Oncology||General Surgery||General Surgery|