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. When designated as the consult resident, they are responsible for evaluating patients in the ER, on the wards, and in the ICU, then discussing clinical details with the chief resident and/or the attending staff.
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 for 2014/15 (slight variations between residents)|
|VA Hospital*||0-2 Month|
|Surgical Oncology I||0-1 Month|
|Crouse Hospital*||1-2 Month|
|Consults (nights)||2 Months|
|Consults (day)||2 Months|
|Community General Hospital||1-3 Months|
During the third year the resident assumes a progressively increasing amount of responsibility. This includes taking the role of chief resident on the pediatric surgery and trauma services.
|PGY-3 Rotation Breakdown for 2014/15|
|Surgical Oncology II||2 months|
|VA Hospital*||2 Months|
|Crouse Hospital*||2 Months|
|Trauma (day chief)||2 Months|
|Pediatric Surgery||2 Months|
|Night Float||2 Months|
* Go to Program Overview (Affiliated Hospitals) to see what services are covered