Rotation Schedule

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

PGY-1

General Surgery I (three months)
General Surgery II (three months)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (two months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (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/Thoracic Surgery (one month)
OB/Gyn (one month)
Pediatric Surgery (one month)
Night Float (two months)
Cook County (one month)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (two months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (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 (one month)
Night Float (two months)
Elective (one month)
Robotic/Bariatric Surgery (one month)
Vascular/Thoracic Surgery (one month)

PGY-4

General Surgery - Yankton Medical Clinic/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD (two months)
Vascular/Thoracic Surgery (two months)
Head and Neck Surgery (one month)
Pediatric Surgery (two months)
Cook County (one month)
Elective (one month)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (one month)
Trauma Acute Care Surgery (two months)

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