Senior Surgical Residency (PGY III and IV)

Residents assume increasing responsibility in all aspects of patient care. Third- and fourth-year residents either act as the senior on a large general surgery service (supervised by a Chief Resident and attending surgeons) or as the Chief Resident on a smaller specialty (i.e., hepatobiliary, thoracic, cardiac or an affiliate hospital).

During the third year, residents spend:

  • Two months on Laparoscopy
  • Two months on Head and Neck Surgery
  • Two months on General Surgery and Trauma Service at Elmhurst
  • Two months on General Surgery at James J. Peters VA Medical Center
  • Two months as Chief Resident on Pediatric Surgery Service
  • One month on overseas rotation in the Dominican Republic

During the fourth year, residents spend:

  • Three months on General Surgery Service
  • Two months as Chief Resident on General Surgery and Trauma Service at Elmhurst
  • Two months as Chief Resident at James J. Peters VA Medical Center
  • Two months on Hepatobiliary/Surgical Oncology Service
  • Two months as Chief Resident on Vascular Surgery