Medical Student Rotations

Laparascopic simulation, surgery labs, robotics training and a broad exposure to endoscopic procedures are incorporated into these rotations. Elective rotations are available during PGY-4 to address specific resident interests.

PGY-1

2  General
1  Vascular
1  Pediatric
1  ICU
1  Trauma
2  Night Float
1  Plastic/Reconstructive
1  Emergency Medicine
2  Internal Medicine

During your first year, you will complete a laparoscopic didactic skills lab and get certified in ACLS, PALS and ATLS.

PGY-2

5  General
2  Vascular
1  ICU
2  Trauma
1  Night Float
1  Transplant

Second-year residents also complete a 3-month cadaver dissection/surgical anatomy course taking place once a week. Transplant surgery is taught by surgeons from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

PGY-3

5  General
1  Pediatric
2  Trauma
1  Night Float
2  Cardiothoracic
1  Plastic/Reconstructive

PGY-4

4  Vascular
3  Pediatric
3  Trauma
2  Elective

PGY-5

8  General
1  Trauma
3  Float

Scholarly Activity

Residency didactics include weekly half-days of protected time for resident and faculty lectures, case presentations, textbook review and exam question discussion. Topics are based on the Surgical CORE (SCORE) curriculum of the American College of Surgeons didactic model. There are also weekly ACS online readings and quizzes (annual website subscription provided).

Each month, residents will participate in a Morbidity/Mortality conference as well as Journal Club to discuss current medical literature and articles. Outside of rotation services, time is also spent monthly in the surgery lab.

Research is required during the 5-year residency, with oversight and support provided by an academic research coordinator.