Service Rotations

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

During the third year, residents will rotate for two months at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). CCHMC will perform over 19,000 operations in a year, with 4,000 being in the general surgery category. During this rotation, the residents will have a heavy volume of surgery and extensive experience in the clinical management of patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical procedures. In addition to the operative experience, the resident will participate in the many conferences – grand rounds, x-ray, and morbidity and mortality. The resident’s experience during this rotation is under the guidance of Von Allon, MD, Director of Pediatric Surgery.

Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Cincinnati, Ohio

During the second year, residents will rotate for one month at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. This institute is one of only three Pediatric Burn Units in the U.S. sponsored by the Shriner’s. During this rotation, the residents will take an active role in all aspects of management of the severely-burned patient. While on call, the resident is also responsible for the care of adult patients in the University Hospital Burn Unit. In addition, there is extensive experience with the principles of reconstructive and restorative surgery, as well as rehabilitation from severe burns. The residents’ experience during this rotation is under the direction of Richard Kagen, MD, Director of Surgery.

Mentoring

During the program’s second, third and fourth years, residents participate in a mentorship program with faculty representatives from the general surgery and vascular surgery services. The faculty member serves as a mentor to the apprentice resident for one-month intervals. This experience affords the surgical resident in-depth exposure to the continuity of patient care, role modeling opportunities and office-based practices. The apprentice residents will share this increased knowledge with the junior residents within the program.

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health is a 200-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility. There are over 14,500 surgical operations performed annually in our 13+ operating, cystoscopy and endoscopy suites. It is estimated that the Emergency Department sees over 33,500 visits annually. The hospital offers specialty services in bone marrow transplantation, orthopaedics and minimally invasive surgery. The institution serves all patients in the surrounding area with a large Jewish population.

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

University of Cincinnati Medical Center is currently the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the tri-state area. During the second and fourth year, residents will rotate for two months on the Trauma Service at UC Medical Center. This rotation includes a one-month rotation in the Surgical ICU during the resident's second year. The two Air Care helicopters provide UC with a rich environment of trauma patients, which makes this center one of the busiest Trauma Centers in the region with 84,000 annual emergency room patients with acute blunt and penetrating trauma. This extensive experience in the clinical management of the trauma patient is complemented by several sectional and departmental didactic sessions including trauma conference, grand rounds, and morbidity and mortality conference.

The Christ Hospital

The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility that serves for two rotations: transplantation and colorectal. The institution is involved in clinical research in graft tolerance, and the resident will have the opportunity to participate in many active clinical trials. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to care for patients with endocrine disease, particularly of the thyroid and parathyroid. The Christ Hospital transplantation rotation is one of the busiest renal transplantation services in the tri-state area. During the colorectal rotation, the residents gain experience in ano-rectal disease including office procedures (i.e., ligation of hemorrhoids, rectal ultrasound) and pelvic floor disorders. The colorectal surgeons care for a large volume of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's patients, which in turn increases the knowledge base for the residents.