Sanford School of Medicine Residencies

General Surgery - Rotations and Conferences

Rotation Schedule

All rotations occur at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, unless otherwise noted.

PGY-1
General Surgery I ( 2 months)
General Surgery II (2 months)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (2 months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (2 months)
Research (1 month)
ER/Pathology (1 month)
Surgical ICU/NCC (2 months)

PGY-2
General Surgery - Yankton Medical Clinic/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD (2 months)
Surgical ICU/NCC (2 months)
Plastic Surgery (1 month)
Ophthalmology/Anesthesia (1 month)
OB/Gyn/Gyn Oncology (1 month)
Pediatric Surgery (1 month)
Vascular Surgery (1 month)
Thoracic Surgery (1 month)
Transplant Surgery (1 month)
Neuro Surgery (1 month)

PGY-3
General Surgery I (2 months)
General Surgery II (2 months)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (2 months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (2 months)
Radiology/Interventional Radiology (1 month)
Head and Neck/ENT (1 month)
Urology (1 month)
Orthopedic Surgery (1 month)

PGY-4
General Surgery - Yankton Medical Clinic/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD (2 months)
Vascular Surgery (1 month)
Orthopedic Surgery (1 month)
Urology (1 month)
Head and Neck/ENT (1 month)
OB/Gyn/Gyn Oncology (1 month)
Thoracic Surgery (1 month)
Pediatric Surgery (1 month)
Elective (1 month)

PGY-5
General Surgery I (4 months)
General Surgery II (4 months)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (4 months)

Conferences
Table 1: Every Wednesday except holidays
  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
7-8 a.m. Morbidity and Mortality Conference 
8:15-9:15 a.m. Basic Science Simulation Center Journal club Simulation Center*
9:30 a.m.-Noon
Clinical Topic Simulation Center Clinical Topic Simulation Center*
* Used for Mock Orals twice a year

Table 2: Every Thursday except holidays
  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3

Week 4

7-8 a.m. Monthly Residents
Only Meeting
Monthly Resident
Meeting with PD
Trauma Conference Grand Rounds

Table 3: Specialty conference schedule:
Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
Breast Conference
4:30 p.m.

 

OB/Gyn Conference
(immediately following
Breast Conference)
Critical Care
Conference
Noon

 

Head & Neck
Tumor Conference
Noon

Lung Conference
Noon
GI Tumor Conference
7 a.m.

 

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