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

  • 1 month: Critical Care, ED (prelim only)
  • 2 months: Pediatric Surgery*, Colorectal Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Acute Care
  • 3 months: General Surgery

PGY - 2

  • 1 month: Transplant Surgery*, Rural Surgery, Critical Care, Colorectal Surgery, Plastic Surgery
  • 2 months: Trauma Surgery, General SurgeryEducation Time: 1 week
  • 3 months: Acute Care

PGY - 3

  • 1 month: Critical Care, General Surgery
  • 2 months: Trauma, Vascular Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Acute Care

PGY - 4

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

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