General Surgery Residency Curriculum

Training for general surgery residents at Wake Forest School of Medicine includes a wide variety of cases, such as:

  • Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
  • Bariatrics
  • HIPEC/Cytoreductive Surgery
  • Whipple
  • Major Liver Resection
  • Robotic Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Biliary Reconstruction
  • Component Separation
  • Penetrating Trauma
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Minimal invasive and robotic colon resection
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Tracheal Esophageal Fistula
  • Mastectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Program Overview

PGY Rotations

Colorectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, Night Call, Critical Care, Trauma, Vascular, Pediatrics, VA

2 Surgical Oncology, Chairman Service, Critical Care, Burn, Pediatric Surgery
3 Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, Transplant, Vascular
 4 Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery 
 5  Colorectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Chairman Service, Nights, Davidson General Surgery

Typical daily schedule

  • 5:30 am: Sign-out
  • 6 am: Rounds
  • 7 am: OR (8-plus rooms daily)
    • PGY1: Floor, Consults, OR/Secondary Surgeon
    • PGY2–3: Consults, ICU, OR/Primary Surgeon, level appropriate
    • PGY4–5: OR/Primary Surgeon, level appropriate
  • Wednesday: Quality Conference and Grand Rounds
  • Friday: Educational Conference
  • Subspecialty Conferences

Surgical Services

Rotation Goals and Objectives