Residency Curriculum

The schedule below represents a typical first-year rotation in the HonorHealth General Surgery Residency Program. Upper-level residents have more flexibility about which electives they can choose.

Rotations

Most rotations are at HonorHealth John C. Lincoln and Deer Valley medical centers. Pediatric, Burn and Transplant rotations are offsite. At completion of the program, you'll be fully prepared to enter practice with a comprehensive range of solid surgical experience.

1st Year Rotations Duration Location
Anesthesia 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
ENT/NS 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
General surgery 4 months HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center and Deer Valley Medical Center
Orthopedic surgery 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Plastic surgery 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Surgical ICU 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Trauma 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Urology 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Vascular surgery 1 month HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Required rotations by training year (PDF).

Call Schedule

We have the advantage of putting together our own call schedule. Interns take call every fifth to sixth day. Upper-level residents take call every fourth to fifth day.

Protected Education Time and Conferences

With a commitment to a well-rounded program of hands-on and educational experience, the General Surgery Residency Program includes protected education time for weekly M&M and Basic Science Pathophysiology lectures, as well as monthly programs, i.e. Grand Rounds, Journal Club and Simulation opportunities which occur weekly, quarterly and annually.

Click here for information about Midwestern University's OPTI Simulation Lab.

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Skills and Skills Lab:

  • Attending surgeons teach you proper surgical technique each week.
  • You'll be taught surgical techniques starting in the intern year, when you'll learn laparoscopic fundamentals in an all-access skills laboratory containing laparoscopic, bronchoscopy and colonoscopy virtual simulators.