Residents spend a total of four months working with hospital
surgeons, including general surgeons and surgical oncologists,
and orthopedists, and these rotations and attendings are rated
highly by our residents year after year.
These experiences involve both the outpatient and inpatient
evaluation and management of surgical issues, as well as
management of postoperative patients in the hospital setting.
Procedural training is also prioritized, and residents will have
the opportunity to perform large numbers of procedures under
specialist supervision. For example, during the Orthopedics
rotations, residents become very comfortable with arthrocentesis
and joint injections; during the Surgery rotations, excisions and
suturing are common.
Residents also spend time in the operating room, where they often
serve as first assistant to the surgeon. This is also a time for
residents to improve their radiographic skills and refresh their
skills in perioperative management of patients.
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