CURRICULUM/ROTATIONS BY YEAR

The Reading Hospital General Surgery Residency Program curriculum was developed to immerse trainees in the core areas of General Surgery at different levels of training. This creates a continuum of skill development with advancing years of training. Fifty-seven of the sixty months of training are spent at the home base, Reading Hospital. Three months are spent at two high-quality partner institutions to gain meaningful exposure to Pediatric and Transplant surgery. This curriculum will give trainees the opportunity to be well trained, either to pursue practice or additional fellowship training.

PGY-1
General Surgery - 3 Months
Trauma Surgery - 3 Months
Vascular Surgery - 3 Months
Surgical Critical Care - 3 Months

PGY-2
General Surgery - 3 Months
Trauma Surgery - 3 Months
Vascular Surgery - 1 Month
Surgical Critical Care - 1 Month
Plastic Surgery - 2 Months
Cardiothoracic Surgery - 2 Months

PGY-3
General Surgery - 3 Months
Trauma Surgery - 3 Months
Plastic Surgery - 2 Months
Pediatric Surgery - 2 Months
Clinical Float - 1 Month
Transplant - 1 Month

PGY-4
General Surgery - 1 Months
Trauma Surgery - 3 Months
Vascular Surgery - 3 Months
Thoracic Surgery - 2 Months
Head and Neck/Endocrine - 2 Months
Clinical Float - 1 Month

PGY-5
General Surgery - 3 Months
Trauma Surgery - 3 Months
Vascular Surgery - 3 Months
Colorectal Surgery - 3 Months

Mandatory didactic sessions occur during weekly protected time on all rotations and include: the SCORE Curriculum (each resident receives a subscription); journal club; formal lectures; and M+M conferences.