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

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

rotation rotation type
Rotation 1 Acute Care Surgery Days
Rotation 2 General Surgery/Endoscopy at VA Lake City
Rotation 3 Acute Care Surgery Nights
Rotation 4 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 5 VA Night Float
Rotation 6 Vascular Surgery at Shands
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 Critical Care
Rotation 3 Pediatric Surgery
Rotation 4 Emergency General Surgery
Rotation 5 Cardiac Surgery
Rotation 6 VA General Surgery
Rotation 7 Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

ROTATIONS ROTATION TYPE
Rotation 1 Transplant Surgery Surgery
Rotation 2 Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
Rotation 3 Vascular Surgery – VA Hospital
Rotation 4 Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
Rotation 5 Thoracic Surgery
Rotation 6 Pancreas/Biliary Surgery

Chief Resident Rotations

ROTATIONS ROTATION TYPE
Rotation 1 VA General Surgery
Rotation 2 Pancreas/Biliary Surgery
Rotation 3 Colorectal Surgery
Rotation 4 Minimally Invasive Surgery
Rotation 5 Emergency General Surgery
Rotation 6 Breast & Endocrine Surgery