First Year

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In the first year of the residency program, the resident becomes involved in surgical diagnosis and in intensive pre- and postoperative care.

The resident also becomes increasingly knowledgeable in selecting appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The intern is the member of the team most responsible for the floor management of patients.

The major thrust of the first year is not operative experience on complex cases, although substantial operating room experience is obtained, especially at the community hospitals. Service is balanced with education.

When designated as the Consults resident, Interns are responsible for evaluating patients in the ER, on the wards, and in the ICU, then discussing clinical details with the chief resident/and or the attending staff.

PGY-1 Rotation Breakdown for 2016/17
Rotation Length
Night Float 1 Month
Pediatric Surgery 1 Month
SICU 1 Month
VA Hospital 1 Month
Crouse 1 Month
Trauma 1-2 Months
Acute Care Surgery 1-2 Months
Surgical Oncology 2 Months
ED Consults 0-1 Month
Advanced Laparoscopy/Transplant 0-1 Month
Burns 0-1 Month
Community General 0-1 Month
Thoracic 0-1 Month
Vascular 0-1 Month