Rotation Schedule

surgery residents mid operation
 
Below is a sample rotation schedule for residents broken down by PGY level. Each academic year is comprised of 13 4-week rotation blocks. The variations in the schedule are a reflection of the numerous off-service rotators from Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Urology.
 
FIRST YEAR   SECOND YEAR  
Specialty # of Blocks Specialty # of Blocks
Emergency General Surgery 1-2 Pediatric Surgery 2
GI Surgery 1-2 Surgical Intensive Care Unit 2
Pediatric Surgery 1-2 Vascular Surgery 2
Surgical Oncology 1-2 VA General Surgery 2
Transplant Surgery 1-2 Cedar Rapids 1-2
VA General Surgery 1-2 Emergency General Surgery 1-2
Vascular Surgery 1-2 Burns 1
Cardiothoracic Surgery 1 Night Float 1
Cedar Rapids 1    
Night Float 1    
THIRD YEAR   FOURTH YEAR  
Specialty # of Blocks Specialty # of Blocks
Breast Surgery 2 Cardiothoracic Surgery 2-3
Plastic Surgery 2 Trauma 2-3
Mason City 2 GI Surgery 2
Transplant Surgery 2 Pediatric Surgery 2
Vascular Surgery 2 Vascular Surgery 2
Emergency General Surgery 1-2 Night Float 1-2
GI Surgery 1-2 Chief Rotation 1
Night Float 1    
FIFTH YEAR      
Specialty # of Blocks    
Surgical Oncology 2-3    
Emergency General Surgery 2    
GI Surgery 2    
VA General Surgery 2    
Vascular Surgery 2    
Chief Rotation 1    
Night Float 1    

 

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