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Clinical Training Overview

The general surgery residency at the University of Florida is an accredited, five to seven year program designed to train residents in either academic or private practice surgery, or to prepare them for fellowship opportunities. See examples of our current clinical rotation schedule across all training levels.

PGY-1: Example of a First Year Resident Rotation Schedule

Rotation 1 Acute Care Surgery/Trauma
Rotation 2 Colorectal Surgery
Rotation 3 Burn Surgery
Rotation 4 Night Float
Rotation 5 VA Plastic Surgery
Rotation 6 Vacation
Rotation 7 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 8 Transplant Surgery
Rotation 9 Night Float
Rotation 10 Vascular Surgery at Shands
Rotation 11 General Surgery VA Lake City
Rotation 12 General Surgery VA Hospital
Rotation 13 VA ICU

PGY-2: Example of a Second Year Resident Rotation Schedule

Rotation 1 Acute Care Surgery Days
Rotation 2 General Surgery/Endoscopy at VA Lake City
Rotation 3 Acute Care Surgery Nights
Rotation 4 Critical Care Medicine
Rotation 5 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 6 VA Night Float
Rotation 7 Vascular Surgery at Shands
Rotation 8 Burn Surgery
 Rotation 9 Breast/Endocrine Surgery

PGY-3: Example of a Third Year Resident Rotation Schedule

Rotation 1 Minimally Invasive & Pancreas/Biliary Surgery
Rotation 2 VA General Surgery
Rotation 3 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 4 Transplant Surgery
Rotation 5 Colorectal Surgery
Rotation 6 VA Thoracic Surgery
Rotation 7 Surgery Elective!
Rotation 8 Vascular Surgery

PGY-4: Example of a Fourth Year Resident Rotation Schedule

Rotation 1 Breast/Endocrine Surgery
Rotation 2 Acute Care Surgery/Critical Care
Rotation 3 Vascular Surgery – VA Hospital
Rotation 4 Acute Care Surgery/Critical Care
Rotation 5 Community Surgery at St. Vincent’s in Jax / Surgery Elective!
Rotation 6 Minimally Invasive & Pancreas/Biliary Surgery

Chief Resident Rotations

Rotation 1 VA General Surgery
Rotation 2 Minimally Invasive & Pancreas/Biliary Surgery
Rotation 3 Colorectal Surgery
Rotation 4 Transplant Surgery