Curriculum

PGY Level

Rotation

Length

Location

1

Advanced MIS/Bariatric/General Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Colorectal/Hepatobiliary/Breast/Surgical Oncology

2 months

Danbury Hospital

1

Vascular/Thoracic 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/Surgical Pathology

1 month

Danbury Hospital

2

Advanced MIS/Bariatric/General Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

2 Colorectal/Hepatobiliary/Breast/Surgical Oncology 2 months Danbury Hospital

2

Vascular/Thoracic Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Night Float

2 months

Danbury Hospital

2

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

1 month

Danbury Hospital

Research

Full-Time Research

Up to 24 months

 

3

Advanced MIS/Bariatric/General Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

3 Colorectal/Hepatobiliary/Breast/Surgical Oncology 2 months Danbury Hospital 

3

Vascular/Thoracic Surgery

1 month

Danbury Hospital

3

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

3

Night Float

1 month

Danbury Hospital

3

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

1 month

Danbury Hospital

3

Pediatric/Transplant Surgery

3 months

The University of Vermont Medical Center

4

Advanced MIS/Bariatric/General Surgery

3 months

Danbury Hospital

4 Colorectal/Hepatobiliary/Breast/Surgical Oncology 3 months Danbury Hospital

4

Vascular/Thoracic Surgery

3 months

Danbury Hospital

4

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

1 month

Danbury Hospital

4

Night Float

2 months

Danbury Hospital

5

Advanced MIS/Bariatric/General Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

5 Colorectal/Hepatobiliary/Breast/Surgical Oncology
3 months Danbury Hospital

5

Vascular/Thoracic Surgery

2 months

Danbury Hospital

5

Trauma/Acute Care Surgery

3 months

Danbury Hospital

5

Night Float

2 months

Danbury Hospital

Conferences

  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • SCORE
  • Residency
  • Team Specific Rounds
  • Sub-Specialty Teaching Conference
  • Basic Surgical Skills Lab
  • Journal Club
  • Clinical Pathology Conference
  • Grand Rounds
  • Trauma Performance Improvement
  • Service specific Tumor Boards – GI, Breast, Lung

Hospital Committees

  • Ethics
  • GME Committee
  • Joint Practice
  • Trauma Operations
  • Mortality Project
  • Clinical Quality Value Analysis

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. Although research opportunities are present during clinical years, categorical residents have the option to take 2 years off between their PGY2 and PGY3 clinical years to perform research.