Department of Surgery Curriculum and Rotations

 

We have adopted the recently defined curriculum from the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE), of which Dr. Risucci is a member. The SCORE curriculum defines specific diseases/conditions and operations/procedures in which residents need to develop expertise. This curriculum divides diseases/conditions based on whether residents need broad vs. focused knowledge and divides operations/procedures into those considered essential/common, essential/uncommon or complex. We are currently 1 of 33 programs involved in the recent beta testing of the SCORE web portal, which provides residents and faculty rapid, on-line access to disease- and/or procedure-specific curricular materials.  Each module includes learning objectives, reading materials that include chapters from some of the most popular surgery texts, videos of procedures and open-ended questions.

Rotations

Objectives for all rotations are conceptually organized within the framework of the six ACGME core competencies.  Our curriculum includes rotation- and PGY-specific goals and objectives. Below is the Block Schedule diagram for the categorical track in our program. 

PGY Level

Rotation

Length

Location

PGY 1

General Surgery-Blue

2 Months

WMC

General Surgery/MIS/Thoracic - Green

1 Month

WMC

Transplant Surgery

1 Month

WMC

General Surgery/Trauma - Purple

2 Months

WMC

General Surgery

2 Months

SVMC

General/Vascular Surgery - Red

1 Month

WMC

General Surgery/Night Float

1 Month

WMC

Surgical Critical Care Unit (SICU)

1 Month

WMC

Vacation

1 Month

 

PGY 2

General/Vascular Surgery – Red

2 Months

WMC

Pediatric Surgery

2 Months

WMC

General Surgery

2 Months

SVMC

General/Vascular & Vascular Access Surgery – Red

1 Month

WMC

Night Float - SICU

3 Months

WMC

Surgical Critical Care Unit (SICU)

1 Month

WMC

Vacation

1 Month

 

PGY 3

General Surgery

6 Months

SVMC

General Surgery – Blue

2 Months

WMC

General Surgery/Trauma-Purple

1 Month

WMC

Night Float – ER

2 Months

WMC

Vacation

1 Month

 

 

 

 

 

PGY 4

Transplant Surgery

1 Month

WMC

General Surgery/Trauma-Purple

2 Months

WMC

General Surgery

3 Months

SVMC

Pediatric Surgery

3 Months

WMC

Endoscopy

1 Month

SVMC

Night Float – ER

1 Month

WMC

Vacation

1 Month

 

PGY 5

General Surgery – Blue

3 Months

WMC

General Surgery/MIS – Green

3 Months

WMC

General/Vascular Surgery – Red

3 Months

WMC

General Surgery/Trauma – Purple

2 Months

WMC

Vacation

1 Month

 

For additional information on the Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum, please go to http://www.facs.org/education/fundamentalsofsurgery.html