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

Virtual Tour

Depending on your rotation, you may train at facilities across our system. Explore below a few of the spaces where fellows of this program spend a lot of their time. Navigate the drop-down to switch rooms and use your mouse (or finger for touch screens) to rotate around the room.

Operating RoomSnap Content

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