Curriculum

When you graduate from our program, you will be a confident general surgeon ready for practice or further education in a subspecialty fellowship. In addition to our five-year curriculum, your education will be augmented with patient care, formal rounds, conferences, basic science lectures, journal clubs, bioskills sessions, and research with WMed faculty. Together, we make the teaching of other residents and medical students an integral part of your academic experience.

PGY-1 Schedule

Blocks Rotation
8 General Surgery
1 ENT
1 Pediatric Surgery
1 Plastic Surgery
2 Trauma/Critical Care


PGY-2 Schedule

Blocks Rotation
7 General Surgery
1 Breast Surgery
2 Endoscopy and Research
2 Trauma/Critical Care
1 Vascular Surgery


PGY-3 Schedule

Blocks Rotation
8 General Surgery
1 Bariatric Surgery
1 Pediatric Surgery
1 Surgical Oncology
2 Thoracic Surgery


PGY-4 Schedule

Blocks Rotation
8 General Surgery
1 Breast Surgery
1 Transplant Surgery
1 Trauma Surgery
1 Vascular Surgery
1 Elective


PGY-5 Schedule

Blocks Rotation
9 General Surgery
1 Trauma Surgery
1 Surgical Oncology
2 Elective

 

Operative Experience

At WMed, we place a deep emphasis on providing excellent hands-on training in our simulation labs and the operating-room environment. All of this serves our mission that each graduate of our program is equipped with the skills and confidence to be a top-notch surgeon ready for practice or continuing education in a subspecialty fellowship.

Average Operative Experience In Defined Categories

*Numbers represent a three-year average based on graduate case logs

Case Numbers Categories
78 Skin, Soft Tissue, and Breast
82 Head and Neck
311 Alimentary Tract
418 Abdominal
10 Liver
10 Pancreas
157 Vascular
30 Endocrine
28 Trauma
33 Thoracic
43 Pediatric
21 Plastic Surgery
283 Laparoscopic-Basic
97 Laparoscopic-Complex
114 Endoscopy
1,153 Total Major Cases
239 Total Chief Cases
135 Average PGY-1 Total
295 Average PGY-2 Total
616 Average PGY-3 Total
779 Average PGY-4 Total


Conferences

At WMed, Thursday mornings, 7 a.m. to noon, are protected time for our General Surgery residents to attend didactic and skills lab sessions.

Thursday Morning Schedule:

  • Morbidity & Mortality
  • Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club (quarterly)
  • Core Curriculum based on the SCORE Curriculum 

Simulation, ultrasound, and bioskills lab occur one Thursday each month in lieu of conferences.
Attending rounds also occurs weekly at both hospitals.