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Clinical Experiences

Clinical Experiences

Surgical Experiences

The Methodist Hospital Residency in General Surgery is a five-year program that provides a broad experience in general surgery and the surgical basic sciences as well as in numerous surgical specialties.

The program is well balanced with excellent clinical training, didactic education, and research opportunities. Our goal is to prepare you as a superb surgeon.We currently offer four categorical positions. Additional preliminary positions are available at the PGY1 and PGY2 years.

PGY 1

During the first year of residency, your experience will encompass a broad range of surgical training, including rotations on multiple general surgery services and one-month rotations in each of the following areas: the vascular surgery service, the plastic and reconstructive surgery service, the pediatric surgery service, the trauma surgery service, and the surgical intensive care unit service. Our goal is to provide the first year resident with exposure to a large volume of surgical patients with varying disease processes.

PGY 2

During the second year of residency, your experience will once again encompass a broad range of surgical training but with specific focus on several elements of Acute Care Surgery. Your second year of residency will include rotations on multiple general surgery services and rotations on the burn surgery service, the surgical intensive care unit service, the trauma surgery service, the endoscopy service, the colorectal surgery service, and the liver transplant surgery service.

PGY 3

During the third year of residency, your experience will encompass rotations on the acute care surgery service, the pediatric surgery service, and the surgical oncology service. Additionally you will have elective time. Selected rotations provide increasing case complexity, patient care responsibility, and operative experience.

PGY 4

During the fourth year of residency, your experience will encompass general surgery and rotations on the vascular surgery service, the renal transplant surgery service, and the trauma surgery service. You are expected to assume leadership roles on these services with increasing responsibility for decision making.

PGY 5

During the final year of residency, you are responsible for managing one of our general surgery services at The Methodist Hospital. You will have an intensive operative experience and upon completion be capable of dealing with both routine and complex cases and all aspects of pre-, intra-, and post-operative care. Upon completion of the final year of residency, our graduates have performed approximately 1,000 major operations and are eligible to sit for The American Board of Surgery Qualifying Examination.


To get further details pertaining to the clinical experience of The Methodist Hospital Residency in General Surgery, please view the detailed rotation schedule.