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Program Curriculum

PGY-1

All rotations occur at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota unless otherwise noted.

  • 2 - 3 Months

    General Surgery I

  • 2 - 3 Months

    General Surgery II

  • 2 Months

    Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery – VA

  • 1 Month

    Night Float

  • 1 Week

    Wound

  • 1 Week

    Nutrition

  • 2 Weeks

    Anesthesia

  • 1 Month

    Vascular Surgery

  • 1 Month

    Plastic Surgery/Breast

PGY-2

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery I

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery II

  • 2 Months

    General Surgery – Yankton, SD

  • 1 Month

    Surgical ICU

  • 1 Month

    OB/Gyn

  • 2 Months

    Night Float

  • 1 Month

    Cook County/Elective

  • 2 Months

    Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

  • 1 Month

    Vascular Surgery

PGY-3

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery I

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery II

  • 1 Month

    Night Float

  • 1 Month

    Vascular Surgery

  • 2 Months

    Pediatric Surgery

  • 2 Months

    General Surgery – Yankton, SD

  • 1 Month

    Breast/Plastic Surgery

  • 1 Month

    Thoracic/Head & Neck Surgery

  • 1 Month

    Surgical ICU

  • 1 Month

    Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

PGY-4

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery I

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery II

  • 1 Month

    Thoracic/Head & Neck Surgery

  • 2 Months

    Pediatric Surgery

  • 1 Month

    Cook County/Elective

  • 1 Month

    Advanced Endoscopy – VA

  • 2 Months

    Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

  • 2 Months

    Night Float – Chief

  • 1 Month

    Vascular Surgery

PGY-5

  • 4 Months

    General Surgery I

  • 3 Months

    General Surgery II

  • 2 Months

    Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

  • 2 Months

    Night Float – Chief

  • 1 Month

    General Surgery – Chief

Case Log

The following are the average Case Log numbers per Resident by PGY Level for the 2019 – 2020 year.

View the detailed breakdown.

  • PGY-1: 83
  • PGY-2: 230
  • PGY-3: 277
  • PGY-4: 269
  • PGY-5: 312

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Conferences

Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons are protected time for didactic lectures.

  • Weekly M&M
  • Weekly Resident-Led Lectures
  • Bimonthly Grand Rounds
  • Bimonthly Simulation
  • Journal Club
  • Specialty-specific conferences based on rotations