Rotation Schedule

General Sugrery Residency - Block Diagram 2019-2020 Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital 

PGY Level Rotation Length Location
PGY I Surgical ICU 4 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY I General Surgery/Surgical Onc 16 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY I Vascular Surgery 12 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY I Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 12 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY I Night Float  8 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II Surgical ICU 8 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II General Surgery/Surgical Onc 12 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II Vascular Surgery 8 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 4 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II GI/OR Rotation  4 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II Thoracic Surgery  4 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II Night Float  8 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY II Transplant Surgery  4 weeks  Geisinger Medical Center 
PGY III Surgical ICU 4 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY III General Surgery/Surgical Onc 12 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY III Vascular Surgery  8 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY III Trauma & Acute Care Surgery  4 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY III GI/OR Rotation  4 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY III Thoracic Surgery  4 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY III Night Float 8 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY III Pediatric Surgery  8 weeks  Geisinger Medical Center 
PGY IV General Surgery/Surgical Onc 12 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY IV Breast Surgery 4 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY IV Vascular Surgery  8 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY IV Trauma & Acute Care Surgery  12 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY IV GI/OR Rotation 4 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY IV Night Float  8 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY IV Breast Surgery  4 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY V General Surgery/Surgical Onc 16 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY V Breast Surgery 4 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY V Trauma & Acute Care Surgery  8 weeks Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY V Vascular Surgery  12 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY V Night Float  8 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp
PGY V Elective  4 weeks  Guthrie/Robert Packer Hosp

Explanations:

  • Gen-Surg: General Surgery Rotation includes: Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Colorectal, and Bariatric Surgery Services.
  • GI-OR Rotation: (Gastroenterology and Operating Room): This allows residents protected time to procure the necessary training in colonoscopy and EGD, while allowing them to participate in the OR when endoscopic opportunities are not available.
  • Breast: This rotation will be a combination of breast surgery at both Guthrie facilities (Guthrie/RPH and Guthrie/Corning) to take advantage of additional opportunities in our rural location.
  • Trauma: The initial burn care experience is gained through this rotation.

Possible Electives:

  • Thoracic, MIS, Surgical Oncology including Head & Neck, Vascular or Breast. If a resident has a specific interest or goal, they can use this elective block to gain further experience with a dedicated mentor from that specialty.

Vacation Time:

Residents are granted vacation time on an individual basis per departmental policy for time away. PGY I residents are permitted 3 weeks of vacation and PGY II-V residents are permitted 4 weeks of vacation per year. Requests for time away are accepted at any time, up to eight weeks before the desired leave.