Curriculum

We have designed our curriculum to prepare our trainees for life after residency and give experience in many settings.

Surgical and Clinical Exposure curriculum:

PGY1 Rotations

  • General Surgery at UHS
  • General Surgery at VA
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma
  • SICU at UHS
  • SICU at VA
  • Vascular
  • Colorectal
  • Transplant
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery at UHS
  • Skills Development

PGY2 Rotations

  • General Surgery at VA
  • Trauma
  • Vascular
  • Transplant
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Private Practice General Surgery
  • Anesthesia at VA
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center

PGY3 Rotations

  • General Surgery at UHS
  • General Surgery at VA
  • General Surgery Private Practice at Methodist
  • General Surgery Private Practice at Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills
  • SICU at UHS
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Colorectal

PGY4 Rotations

  • General Surgery Private Practice at Methodist
  • General Surgery Private Practice at Christus Santa Rosa New Braunfels
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Vascular
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery at UHS

PGY5 Rotations

  • General Surgery at UHS
  • General Surgery at VA
  • General Surgery at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center
  • Transplant
  • Colorectal
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Emergency General Surgery

Didactic Curriculum:

  • Weekly grand rounds conference
  • Weekly departmental morbidity and mortality conference
  • Weekly case-based teaching sessions
  • Service-specific grand rounds and morbidity and mortality conferences
  • A dedicated skills development rotation for PGY1 residents
  • Mock oral exam preparation sessions for PGY4 & 5 residents
  • Journal club