General Surgery Rotation Schedule

Roth Surgery

To broaden their understanding of the role of surgical management in various disease processes, general surgery residents rotate on surgical subspecialty services during the junior years including pediatric surgery, transplantation, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, plastic surgery, etc. Senior residents rotating on the pediatric surgery and the cardiothoracic services gain a more comprehensive experience in these principal areas of general surgery.

Most of the training is done at the UK Chandler Medical Center, the parent institution for the General Surgery residency program. UK HealthCare rotations will include UK Good Samaritan Hospital. The VA Medical Center is integrated into the training program, connected via a tunnel and staffed by general surgery faculty. University and VA teaching conferences are combined. During the PGY-2 year, residents rotate at the UK-affiliated community hospital, St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, KY. These rotations allow the resident to participate in a large volume of operative procedures while gaining a perspective on general surgery in urban and rural community settings. Volunteer surgical staff are active in resident education during these rotations.

General Surgery Resident Rotation Schedule 

 PGY 1: 12 One-Month Rotations

i. UK Vascular Surgery
ii. Good Sam 1
iii. Peds Surgery
iv. Emergency General Surgery Floor
v. VA General Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
vii. UK Minimally Invasive Surgery (Roth/Totten)
viii. Colon Rectal
Emergency General Surgery ICU
x. Anesthesia
xi. Surgical Oncology
xii. Transplant

 PGY 2 - 7 rotations of relatively equal length @51 days

i. ESS Night Float 
ii. General Surgery (U.K. Good Samaritan Hospital)
iii. Emergency General Surgery / Trauma
iv. & v. Community General Surgery (Morehead, Kentucky) x 2
vi. Colon Rectal Surgery
vii. UK Vascular

 PGY 3: 7 rotations of relatively equal days - @51 days

i. Emergency General Surgery/Trauma
ii. Emergency ICU
iii. VA General Surgery
iv. Transplant
v. Endocrine Surgery (U.K. Good Samaritan Hospital)
vi. Surgical Oncology
vii. Pediatric Surgery

 PGY 4: 7 rotations of relatively equal days - @51 days

i. Emergency General Surgery/Trauma Chief
ii. UK Vascular Surgery
iii. Thoracic Surgery
iv. Trauma Chief
v. Pediatric Surgery
vi. Private Practice General Surgery (Baptist Health Lexington)
vii. Surgical Oncology

 PGY 5: 7 rotations of relatively equal days - @51 days

i. Acute Care Surgery / Trauma & Critical Care
ii. VA General Surgery
iii. Colon Rectal Surgery
iv. Surgical Oncology
v. VA Vascular
vi. Good Sam 1 - Minimally Invasive Surgery (Roth/Totten Chief)
vii. Good Sam 2 - Gen Surg/CRS/Vascular