Curriculum (GS)

Overview

The five-year curriculum will expose the general surgery residents to a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient surgical experiences throughout their time at St. Vincent. The first year will focus on the basics of pre-and post-operative care of the surgical patient with some exposure to cases. The second and third years will develop decision-making skills regarding intraoperative and perioperative care of the surgical patient. The fourth year will focus on increased responsibility and education in the care of patients on the thoracic, vascular, transplant and surgical oncology services. The fifth year will focus on preparing the surgical chief resident for the comprehensive care of the surgical patient and the independent practice of surgery.

A typical example of a rotation schedule by year is shown below:

PGY-1

  • General Surgery—8 months total
    • Naab Road Service—4 months
    • Arregui/Mathavan—4 months
  • St. Vincent MICU—2 months
  • St. Vincent Trauma—2 months

PGY-2

  • General Surgery—6 months total
    • Naab Road Service—4 months
    • Davis—2 months
  • SICU (Methodist) —2 months
  • Thoracic—2 months
  • Transplant—2 months

PGY-3

  • General Surgery—6 months total
    • Naab Road Service—2 months
    • Singh—2 months
    • Arregui/Mathavan—2 months
  • Trauma (Methodist)—2 months
  • Vascular—2 months
  • Pediatrics—2 months

PGY-4

  • General Surgery—4 months total
    • Naab Road Service—2 months
    • Singh—2 months
  • Bariatrics—2 months
  • Vascular—2 months
  • St. Vincent SICU—2 months
  • Thoracic or Pediatrics—2 months

PGY-5

  • General Surgery—8-10 months
  • Vascular, Thoracic, or Transplant—2-4 months