Rotation Schedule

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

PGY-1

General Surgery I (two - three months)
General Surgery II (two - three months)
Emergency General Surgery and Trauma (two months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (one month)
Night Float (one month)
Wound (one week)
Nutrition (one week
Anesthesia (two weeks)
Surgical ICU (one month)
Plastic Surgery/Breast (one month

PGY-2

General Surgery 1 (one month)
General Surgery II (one month)
General Surgery - Yankton Medical Clinic/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D. (two months)
Surgical ICU (one month)
OB/Gyn (one month)
Night Float (two months)
Cook County (one month)
Emergency General Surgery and Trauma (two months)
General Surgery - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (one month)

PGY-3

General Surgery I (one month) 
General Surgery II (one month)
Night Float (two months)
Vascular Surgery (one month)
Pediatric Surgery (two months)
General Surgery - Yankton Medical Clinic/Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D. (two months)
Thoracic/Plastic Surgery (one month)
Thoracic/Head & Neck Surgery (one month)
Ortho Surgery (two weeks)
Emergency General Surgery and Trauma (two weeks)

PGY-4

General Surgery I (one month)
General Surgery II (one month)
Thoracic/Head and Neck Surgery (one month)
Pediatric Surgery (one month)
Cook County (two month)
Advanced Endoscopy - Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (one month)
Emergency General Surgery and Trauma (two months)
Night Emergency General Surgery and Trauma (two months)
Vascular Surgery (two months)

PGY-5

General Surgery I (four months)
General Surgery II (four months)
Emergency General Surgery and Trauma (two months)
Night Emergency General Surgery and Trauma (one month)
General Surgery - Chief (one month)

Conferences

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

  • Weekly M&M
  • Weekly Resident-Led Lectures
  • Bimonthly Grand Rounds
  • Bimonthly Simulation
  • Journal Club
  • Specialty-specific conferences based on rotations