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Curriculum

PGY Level

Rotation

Length

Location

1

General Surgery

6 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Anesthesia

1 month

Danbury Hospital

1

Vascular Surgery

3 months

Danbury Hospital

2

General Surgery

6 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Vascular/Thoracic Surgery

3 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Intensive Care Unit

3 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Amputee/Wound Care

1 month

Norwalk Hospital

Research

Full-Time Research

12 months

University of Vermont College of Medicine/The University Medical Center/Danbury Hospital

3

Pediatric Surgery

1 months

The University Medical Center

3

Trauma/Burns Surgery

1 months

The University Medical Center

3

Transplant Surgery

1 month

The University Medical Center

3

Vascular Surgery

4 months

Danbury Hospital

3

General Surgery

5 months

Danbury Hospital

4

General Surgery

8 months

Danbury Hospital

4

Vascular/Thoracic Surgery

4 months

Danbury Hospital

5

General Surgery

12 months

Danbury Hospital

Conferences

  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference (weekly)
  • SCORE (weekly)
  • Residency Council (weekly)
  • Team Specific Rounds (weekly)
  • Chief’s Conference (weekly)
  • Sub-Specialty Teaching Conference (weekly)
  • Basic Surgical Skills Lab (weekly)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Clinical Pathology Conference (monthly)
  • Grand Rounds (monthly)
  • Trauma Performance Improvement (monthly)
  • Service specific Tumor Boards – GI, Breast, Lung (various)

Hospital Committees

  • ICU Performance Improvement
  • Ethics
  • Peri-operative Performance Improvement
  • GME Committee
  • OR Technology Approval Committee

Research

Research is a fundamental part of resident education. With the fast pace of innovations and advancements in understanding the basic science behind and practice of patient care, surgeons in the 21st century must be able to critically evaluate and participate in scientific studies. The best way to understand the processes of research is to actually do it. We do not want to limit resident research involvement to basic science bench work. On the contrary, for most surgeons clinical and translational research will be most important in their careers.

Every categorical resident is required to take a fully funded year off from clinical duties between their second and third years to perform research. The University of Vermont College of Medicine has a plethora of opportunities in basic science, translational, and clinical research. All surgeons must be able to understand the implications of bench research to their clinical practice. To aid in this, residents who do their year of research at the University of Vermont, regardless of what type of research project they are working on, are also enrolled in graduate school classes to earn a certificate in translational research. Additionally, for the past two years, a resident has remained at Danbury Hospital to work on our clinical quality improvement initiatives. These residents are directly involved in the analysis of outcomes data and designing and implementing processes to improve patient outcomes in all areas of surgery.


Surgery Residency