Rotation Schedule

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

PGY-1

General Surgery I (two months)
General Surgery II (two months)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (two months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (two months)
Night Float (one month)
Pathology (one week)
Breast/Plastic Surgery (five weeks)
Anesthesia (two weeks)
Surgical ICU (one month)

PGY-2

General Surgery - Yankton Medical Clinic/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD (two months)
Surgical ICU (one month)
Vascular Surgery (two months)
OB/Gyn/Urology (one month)
Pediatric Surgery (one month)
Breast/Plastic Surgery (one month)
Head and Neck Surgery (one month)
Night Float (two months)
Cook County (one month)

PGY-3

General Surgery I (two months)
General Surgery II (two months)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (two months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (two months)
Pediatric Surgery (one month)
Night Float (two months)
Elective (one month)

PGY-4

General Surgery - Yankton Medical Clinic/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD (two months)
Vascular Surgery (two months)
Head and Neck Surgery (two months)
Thoracic Surgery (one month)
Pediatric Surgery (one month)
Cook County (one month)
Elective (one month)
Night Float (one month)

PGY-5

General Surgery I (four months)
General Surgery II (four months)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (four months)

Conferences

Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings are protected time for didactic lectures. 

  • Weekly M&M

  • Weekly Greenfield's Resident-Led Lectures

  • Bimonthly Grand Rounds

  • Bimonthly Simulation

  • Monthly Journal Club

  • Specialty-specific conferences based on rotations