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 (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/Neuro Critical Care (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
Wednesday mornings are protected time for didactic lectures. Lectures usually run from 6:30 a.m.-noon.
  • Weekly M&M
  • Trauma M&M
  • TWIS
  • Grand Rounds
  • Board Review

Conferences also include professional development and team building sessions.

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