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General Surgery

Hospital Affiliations and Services Offered

Call Schedule

PGY I: weekly buddy call while on surgical rotations with supervision of senior resident 

PGY II - IV: 

  • Jeff Wash/Lourdes: 24 hour in house call q3-q4 days depending on seniority/staffing 
  • Jeff Stratford/Jeff Cherry Hill: Weekday 12 hour night float 6pm - 6am Sunday - Friday, Weekend 24 hour home call
  • Cooper: 24 hour trauma/critical care call 

PGY V: back-up home call one week at a time designed to provide support to junior residents 

Rotation Schedule:

 PGY I

  • 2 weeks medicine night float
  • 2 months surgical ICU
  • 9.5 months surgical service

PGY II

  • 12 months surgical service

PGY III

  • 2 months trauma/critical care
  • 10 months surgical service

PGY IV

  • 2 months pediatric surgery
  • 10 months surgical service

PGY V

  • 2 months colorectal surgery
  • 10 months surgical service

“Surgical Service” encompases coverage of the following services at one of our four core rotation sites:

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Didactics

Residents participate in several weekly and monthly activities to further their surgical education. Didactics are coordinated by faculty and chief residents to cover all topics encompassed by the ABS In-Training Exam (ABSITE) administered yearly to residents. Educational sessions are guided by the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) curriculum and supported by various surgical textbooks. Presentations are created and given by a mix of residents, alumni, faculty, and visiting lecturers. Didactic sessions include:

  • Weekly Wednesday education lectures 
  • Weekly Friday radiology conference 
  • Weekly Wednesday morbidity and mortality conference
  • Monthly journal club
  • Quarterly grand rounds 

Research

Each resident is required to present one poster per year at the Annual RowanSOM Research Day.

In addition, residents/faculty engage in several ongoing clinical research projects that have culminated in conference presentations and publications at both the national and international level. Highlights include:

  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)
  • American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety 
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBRS)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Annals of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Case Reports in Surgery
  • International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons (SLS)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Wounds