The junior resident is the resident liaison between the upper level residents and the interns/medical students.
The PGY-2 year constitutes the second half of a "core" program which prepares the resident to continue in General Surgery or to enter one of the surgical specialties.
During the second and third year, residents are responsible for overseeing daily care of floor patients and patients in the SICU. They are also responsible, when designated as the consult resident, to evaluate patients on the floor and in the ICU, then discussing the clinical details with the chief resident and/or staff member.Mid-level residents also are primarily relied upon to evaluate ER consults.
The end of the PGY-2 year would be the appropriate time for a resident interested in completing research to take time out for this purpose.
|PGY-2 Rotation Breakdown|
|VA Hospital*||2 Months|
|Advanced Laparoscopic/Hepatobiliary||1 Month|
|Crouse Hospital*||1 Month|
|ER (day)||1 Month|
|ER (night)||2 Months|
|Acute Care Surgery (night)||1 Month|
During the third year the resident assumes a progressively increasing amount of responsibility including taking the role of senior resident on the pediatric surgery service and acting as the sole resident on the colorectal service at an outside hospital.
|PGY-3 Rotation Breakdown|
|Elective General Surgery||5 Weeks|
|Colorectal Surgery (St. Joe's)||10 Weeks|
|Crouse Hospital*||5 Weeks|
|Trauma (day chief)||10 Weeks|
|Pediatric Surgery||10 Weeks|
|Vascular (University Hospital)||5 Weeks|
* Go to Program Overview (Affiliated Hospitals) to see what services are covered