Surgery Medical Education Rotations

Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1)

PGY1 residents experience pre- and post-operative care in minor and major surgical procedures. They perform in level-appropriate surgical procedures under direct supervision. PGY1 residents assist with medical student teaching and also participate in teaching conferences. Three weeks of vacation are given during the first year.

Block Site Rotation Outpatient Research
1 UH Gen Surg 20 0
2 UH Surg Onc 20 0
3 UH Transplant 0 0
4 UH Ped Surg 20 0
5 UH Colorectal 20 0
6 UH Ped Surg Nights 0 0
7 UH/Metro Acute Care Surg 0 0
8 Metro Gen Surg 20 0
9 Metro SICU 0 0
10 Metro Trauma 20 0
11 Metro Burn 20 0
12 VA Vasc Surg 20 0
13 VA Gen Surg 20 0

Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2)

PGY2 residents have greater responsibility for patient evaluation compared to PGY1. PGY2 is a year of growth and progressive responsibility, designed as an opportunity to further develop the skills acquired as a PGY1. Residents are given four weeks of vacation during their second year.

Block Site Rotation Outpatient Research
1 UH Gen Surg Night 0 0
2 UH Gen Surg Night 0 0
3 UH Colorectal 20 0
4 UH Colorectal 20 20
5 UH Surg Onc 20 0
6 UH Ped Surg 0 0
7 UH Thoracic 0 0
8 UH TICU 0 0
9 Metro Trauma 20 0
10 Metro Gen Surg 20 0
11 Metro Vasc Surg 20 0
12 Metro SICU 0 0
13   Elective 0 0

Postgraduate Year 3 (PGY3)

PGY3 is a year in which residents refine their leadership and surgical skills. A year 3 resident should expect to serve as "chief" resident at the busy trauma surgical intensive care unit (SICU), renal and liver transplant and acute care surgery service. He or she will have a focused endoscopy experience. PGY3 residents receive four weeks of vacation.

Block Site Rotation Outpatient Research
1 UH Transplant 0 0
2 UH Breast 20 0
3 UH Breast 20 0
4 UH Endoscopy 0 0
5 UH Endoscopy 0 0
6 Metro Gen Surg 20 0
7 Metro SICU 0 0
8 Metro SICU 0 0
9 Metro Acute Care Surg 0 0
10 Metro Vasc Surg 20 0
11 VA Gen Surg 20 0
12 VA Gen Surg 20 0
13 Geauga Gen Surg 0 0

Postgraduate Year 4 (PGY4)

As a PGY4, the resident is the most senior resident on the services listed in the sample rotation below. PGY4 residents will receive four weeks of vacation.

Block Site Rotation Outpatient Research
1 UH Acute Care Surg 20 0
2 UH Acute Care Surg 20 0
3 UH Gen Surg Night 0 0
4 UH Gen Surg Night 0 0
5 UH Colorectal 20 0
6 UH Colorectal 20 0
7 UH Ped Surg 20 0
8   Elective 20 0
9 Metro Trauma 0 0
10 Metro Trauma 0 0
11 VA Vasc Surg 20 0
12 VA Vasc Surg 20 0
13 Geauga Gen Surg 0 0

Postgraduate Year 5 (PGY5)

As residents enter into PGY5, they become chief on all services. With this year comes the significant responsibility of teaching in the clinical setting and in conferences. The goal for this year is to prepare the resident for independent surgical practice. Residents also are given the opportunity to serve as administrative chief resident. PGY5 residents receive four weeks of vacation.

Block Site Rotation Outpatient Research
1 UH Surg Onc 20 0
2 UH Surg Onc 20 0
3 UH Gen Surg 20 0
4 UH Gen Surg 20 0
5 UH Colorectal 20 0
6 Metro Acute Care Surg 0 0
7 Metro Gen Surg 20 0
8 Metro Gen Surg 20 0
9 Metro Gen Surg 20 0
10 Metro Gen Surga 20 0
11 VA Gen Surg 20 0
12 VA Gen Surg 20 0
13 Multiple Flex 0 0
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