Curriculum

PGY Level

Rotation

Length

Location

1

General Surgery

4 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Vascular/Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Night Float

2 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Intensive Care Unit

1 month

Danbury Hospital

1

Anesthesia

1 month

Danbury Hospital

2

General Surgery

4 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Vascular/Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Night Float

2 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Intensive Care Unit

1 month

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

General Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

3

Vascular/Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

3

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

3

Night Float

2 months

Danbury Hospital

3

Intensive Care Unit

1 month

Danbury Hospital

3

Pediatric/Transplant Surgery

3 months

The University of Vermont Medical Center

4

General Surgery

7 months

Danbury Hospital

4

Vascular/Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

3 months

Danbury Hospital

4

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

1 month

Danbury Hospital

4

Night Float

1 month

Danbury Hospital

5

General Surgery

6 months

Danbury Hospital

5

Vascular/Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

1 month

Danbury Hospital

5

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

3 months

Danbury Hospital

5

Night Float

2 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.