In the first year of the residency program, the resident becomes involved in surgical diagnosis and in intensive pre- and postoperative care.
The resident also becomes increasingly knowledgeable in selecting appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The intern is the member of the team most responsible for the floor management of patients.
The major thrust of the first year is not operative experience on complex cases, although substantial operating room experience is obtained, especially at the community hospitals. Service is balanced with education.
|PGY-1 Rotation Breakdown|
|Community Campus*||1 Month|
|Acute Care Surgery||1 Month|
|Advanced Laparoscopic/Hepatobiliary||1 Month|
|VA Hospital*||2 Months|
|Surgical Elective**||1 Month|
|Pediatric Surgery||1 Month|
|ER (day)||1 Month|