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Rotation Schedule


The General Surgery Residency Program requires 5 years of training with an option of two additional years of research training. 

PGY-1 assignments are primarily for one-month periods and include broad exposure to general and specialty services in the two primary affiliated hospitals (ART and Main) and the VA. Upon completion of the year, the Resident has had experience in each of the hospitals and exposure to most of the full time staff. Emphasis is directed to the fundamentals of surgical care, preoperative and postoperative, as well as learning fundamental technical skills. 

PGY-2 assignments are for roughly 1-2 months and afford experience in General Surgery, Breast/Endocrine, Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care, CT ICU, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Trauma. 

PGY-3 assignments are for periods of typically 1-2 months and include assignments in Night Emergency/Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, VA General Surgery, GI Surgery, Trauma, Endoscopy, and Community Surgery in Florence, SC 

PGY-4 residents serve as senior general surgical residents on Night Emergency/Trauma, Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, VA Vascular Surgery, VA General Surgery, GI Surgery, and Community Surgery at two local hospitals (Roper Hospital and Trident Medical Center) 

PGY-5 Chief Residents are assigned full time to general surgery services including GI Surgery, Surgical Oncology, VA General Surgery, and Night Emergency/Trauma. The Chief Resident is expected to assume maximum responsibility for all aspects of surgical care on each service. 

Assignments are intended to provide a broad base of experience in the first two years and increasing responsibility for surgical care throughout the final three years, culminating in maximal opportunity to manage surgical patients in and out of the operating room in the year as chief resident. The number of months spent on each rotation and sequence will vary based on the number of esidents in each PGY class impacted by research lab matriculation. 

GI Laparoscopy
GI Pancreatic/Biliary
GI Colorectal
Surgical Oncology
Plastic Surgery
CT Surgery
Night Float (ART)
Trauma Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Transplant Surgery
Surgical Trauma ICU
VA General Surgery
Vascular Surgery 

Pediatric Surgery (2)
Surgical Oncology (2)
Night Emergency Trauma (2)
Surgical Trauma ICU (2)
CT ICU (1)
Transplant Surgery(1)
Vascular Surgery (1)
Trauma Surgery(1) 

Transplant Surgery (2)
GI Laparoscopy (2)
Pancreatic/Biliary Surgery (1)
VA General Surgery (1-2)
Trauma (2-3)
Community Surgery in Florence(2)
Night Float (ART)(1) 

PGY-4 (schedule taken from below rotations, not all included)
Pediatric Surgery (2)
Night Emergency Trauma (1)
Thoracic Surgery (1)
VA Vascular Surgery (1)
VA General Surgery(1)
Community Surgery at Roper(2)
Community Surgery at Trident(1-2)
GI Laparoscopic(1)
GI Pancreatic/Biliary(2)
GI Colorectal(1) 

PGY-5 (schedule taken from below rotations, not all included)
GI Laparoscopic(2)
GI Pancreatic/Biliary Surgery(2)
GI Colorectal(2)
Surgical Oncology(2)
VA General Surgery(2)
Night Emergency Trauma (2)