Clinical Training Overview

The general surgery residency at the University of Florida is an accredited, 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. We also have a robust surgical skills and simulation curriculum to supplement our weekly didactics.

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

rotation rotation type
Rotation 1 VA General Surgery
Rotation 2 Burn Surgery
Rotation 3 Night Float
Rotation 4 VA General Surgery (Ambulatory)
Rotation 5 Trauma
Rotation 6 Shands Vascular Surgery
Rotation 7 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 8 Transplant Surgery
Rotation 9 BMSE & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Rotation 10 Colorectal & Pancreatic/Biliary Surgery
Rotation 11 Vacation
Rotation 12 VA ICU
Rotation 13 Night Float

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

rotation rotation type
Rotation 1 Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Days
Rotation 2 General Surgery/Endoscopy
Rotation 3 Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Nights
Rotation 4 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 5 VA Night Float
Rotation 6 Surgical ICU
Rotation 7 Burn Surgery
Rotation 8 Breast/Endocrine Surgery

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

rotation rotation type
Rotation 1 Colorectal Surgery
Rotation 2 Acute Care Surgery
Rotation 3 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 4 Shands Vascular
Rotation 5 VA Thoracic Surgery
Rotation 6 VA General Surgery
Rotation 7 Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Rotation 1 Transplant Surgery
Rotation 2 Trauma/Acute Care Surgery
Rotation 3 VA Vascular
Rotation 4 Trauma/Acute Care Surgery
Rotation 5 Elective
Rotation 6 Pancreas/Biliary Surgery

Chief Resident Rotations

Rotation 1 VA General Surgery
Rotation 2 Pancreas/Biliary Surgery
Rotation 3 Colorectal Surgery
Rotation 4 Minimally Invasive Surgery
Rotation 5 Acute Care Surgery
Rotation 6 Breast & Endocrine Surgery