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Our program is currently in pre-accreditation
status with the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our site review was held in January and we
anticipate a response from ACGME in May. Our curriculum reflects the ACGME requirements
and standards and includes the AOA principles. We will also be submitting for
AOA recognition through ACGME.
As described by ACGME, we expect our graduating
residents to be competent in six areas:
It is necessary to master knowledge
specific to diseases and operations when caring for the surgical patient.
However, knowledge of systems and conditions that affect the body as a whole,
such as sepsis or coagulopathy, must also be learned. Our program encourages the Resident to care
for the whole patient not just the surgical issue.
The Resident will be assigned to a
service/specialty for one month. Duty
hours will vary based on the preceptors’ schedule, surgery schedule and other
factors. Residents will also be expected
to attend conferences and committee meetings as mentioned in the Conferences
View an EXAMPLE of a block schedule for the program.
Each resident in the
program will document by program completion, participation, under appropriate
supervision, a minimum of 750 major surgical procedures, as surgeon or first
assistant. Of these 750 procedures, each resident should average 125 cases per
Resident work hours are
in compliance with the guidelines established by ACGME and will be limited to
80 hours per week averaged over a 4-week period, inclusive of in-house night
call and any allowed moonlighting. Residents will be provided with 1 in 7 days free
from all educational and clinical responsibilities- averaged over a 4-week
period and shall have no call responsibility during the time. When vacation
time is taken, it will be averaged over a 3-week period. Residents shall not
work in excess of 24 consecutive hours with an additional 4 hours allowed
(PGY+) for transitions of patient care must occur for patient safety and
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