Curriculum

Residency training in General Surgery includes hands on patient care experiences both in and out of the operating room as well as didactic sessions, interactive conferences and simulation. The core curriculum not only provides residents with exposure to the full spectrum of General Surgery as science, it teaches about the social, economic and political issues that can affect surgical practice.

PGY - 1 Preliminary

  • 1 month: Surgical Critical Care, ED, Colorectal Surgery, Night Float, Acute Care Surgery
  • 2 months: Trauma Surgery
  • 5 months: General Surgery

PGY - 1

  • 1 month: Pediatric Surgery*, Night Float, Surgical Critical Care
  • 2 months: Trauma Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Colorectal Surgery
  • 3 months: General Surgery

PGY - 2

  • 1 month: Transplant Surgery*, Rural Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Colorectal Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
  • 2 months: Trauma Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Night Float

PGY - 3

  • 1 month: Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, General Surgery
  • 2 months: Pediatric Surgery*, Colorectal Surgery, Night Float, Acute Care Surgery
  • Quality and Patient Safety - 2 weeks

PGY - 4

  • 1 month: Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2 months: Acute Care Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Night Float
  • 3 months: Vascular Surgery

PGY - 5

  • 3 months: Colorectal Surgery
  • 4 months: Acute Care Surgery
  • 5 months: General Surgery

* The General Surgery rotation includes Surgical Oncology experience
** Rotations held at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria


General Surgery Curriculum

Weekly Conferences

  • Core Curriculum Conference
  • Clinical Topics Conference
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Professional Development Conference

Monthly Conferences

  • Research Conference
  • Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Trauma Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Other Conferences

  • Bioethics Seminar
  • Tumor Board/Breast Cancer
  • Tumor Board/GI
  • Pharmacology Series
  • Practice Management/Career Development
  • Emergency Medicine Series
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Other Educational Opportunities

  • Simulation Lab
  • Mock Oral Exams
  • American Board of Surgery In-training Exam (ABSITE) Review
  • Weekly Teaching Rounds