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 General Surgery Rotation Schedule

​​​​​​​​General Surgery Rotation Schedule and ​definitions:

A Team:  Trauma/SICU/Acute Care Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
B Team:  General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Oncology Surgery
C Team:  Vascular Surgery and Breast Surgery

Program Year 1 (PGY 1) 

  • 3 months B Team
  • 2 months A Team
  • 2 months C Team
  • 6 weeks SICU
  • 1 month Anesthesia
  • 2 weeks Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 1 month Hyperbaric Medicine & Tissue Repair
  • 1 month Plastic Surgery

Program Year 2 (PGY 2)

  • 3 months B Team
  • 3 months C Team
  • 2 months A Team
  • 1 month Urology
  • 1 month Burn (UW-Madison)
  • 1 month ENT
  • 1 month Gynecology

Program Year 3 (PGY 3)

  • 3 months B Team
  • 2 months A Team
  • 2 months C Team
  • 2 months Endoscopy/Colonoscopy
  • 1 month Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 1 month ENT
  • 1 month SICU

Program Year 4 ​(PGY 4)

  • 3 months B Team
  • 3.5 months A Team
  • 3 months C Team
  • 1.5 months Trauma Surgery (MCW-Milwaukee)
  • 1 month Transplant (MCW-Milwaukee)

Program Year 5 (PGY 5) 

  • 4 months A Team
  • 4 months B Team
  • 4 months C Team

Required Conference Schedule

Monday

  • 1st – Surgery Radiology Conference
  • 2nd-5th – Indications Conference
  • Weekly – Breast Multidisciplinary Conference

Tuesday

  • 1st – Vascular Surgery Conference
  • 2nd – Surgical Oncology Conference
  • 4th – Simulation Lab
  • Weekly GI Tumor Conference

Wednesday

  • Weekly – Morbidity/Mortality Conference

Thursday

  • 1st – Applied Medical Knowledge in Surgery Conference
  • 2nd – Journal Conference
  • 3rd – Research Conference
  • 4th Residents' Business Meeting

Friday

  • 1st – Simulation Lab
  • 2nd – Applied Medical Knowledge in Surgery Conference
  • 3rd – Trauma Peer Review QI
  • 4th -  Pediatric Surgery Conference

Call Schedule

  • General Surgery Resident call varies with each of the service rotations, but follows the standards of ACGME essentials for accredited residency programs.