Rotation Schedule

PGY 1 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
4 months
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Vascular Surgery
2 months
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Thoracic Surgery
1 month
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Trauma Surgery
1 month
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Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1 month
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Anesthesia/Radiology
1 month
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Block Nights
2 months
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PGY 2 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
4 months
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Vascular Surgery
1 month
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Trauma Surgery
2 months
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Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1 month
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Block Nights
2 months
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Thoracic Surgery
1 month
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Colorectal Surgery
1 month
Lutheran Hospital (Fort Wayne, IN)

PGY 3 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
3 months
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Pediatric Surgery
2 months
Dayton Children's Hospital (Dayton, OH)
Vascular Surgery
1 month
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Thoracic Surgery
1 month
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Trauma Surgery
1 month
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Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1 month
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Block Nights
1 month
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Colorectal Surgery
1 month
Lutheran Hospital (Fort Wayne, IN)
Transplant Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI)

PGY 4 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
4 months
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Hepatobiliary Surgery
2 months
Lutheran Hospital (Fort Wayne, IN)
Vascular Surgery
2 months
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Trauma Surgery
1 month
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Thoracic Surgery
2 months
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Elective Rotation 
1 month
TBD

PGY 5 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
5 months
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Vascular Surgery
2 months
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Thoracic Surgery
2 months
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Trauma Surgery
3 months
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**The above tables outline the current 2021-2022 block schedule which is subject to change by Program Director discretion.

In-House Rotations:

  • Green (General Surgery), Drs. Pfeifer & Assenmacher
    • Traditional general surgery with emphasis on hernias and robotics
  • Blue (Endocrine & General Surgery), Drs. Obi & Narkiewicz
    • Traditional general surgery with focus on endocrine and oncologic surgery
  • Red (Vascular Surgery), Drs. Knepper, Daly, Chen, and Virgin
    • Endovascular and open approaches for a variety of vascular disease
  • Aqua (Thoracic Surgery), Drs. Kulkarni and Daouadi
    • Pulmonary and foregut surgery with emphasis on robotics
  • Gold (Acute Care Surgery), Drs. Schweid, Combs, Paulasir, Ahmed and Lapinski
    • Trauma and acute care surgery with emphasis on ICU level care
  • White (Plastic and General Surgery), Drs. Prough, Frantzis, Ambani, & Flis
    • Plastic and traditional general surgery emphasis on breast surgery 
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Drs. Schweid, Combs, Paulasir,  Ahmed and Lapinski
    • Management of critically ill surgical and trauma patients 
  • Radiology/Anesthesiology
    • Fundamental knowledge of radiographic imaging and perioperative anesthesia
  • Block Nights 
    • Overnight junior resident coverage of surgical specialties discussed above

Out Rotations

  • Colorectal Surgery (Lutheran Hospital - Ft. Wayne, IN)
    • Emphasis on endoscopic training, open, and robotic colorectal procedures
  • Transplant Surgery (Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI)
    • Vital involvement on multidisciplinary procurement and transplantation teams 
  • Pediatric Surgery (Dayton Children’s Hospital - Dayton, OH)
    • Elective and traumatic pediatric surgery as well as neonatal emergencies 
  • Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery (Lutheran Hospital - Ft. Wayne, IN)
    • Oncologic focus with emphasis on hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary pathologies
  • Elective Rotation 
    • Chosen by individual residents during 4th year of training
  • Rural Surgery (Spectrum Health - Hastings, MI)
    • Emphasis on bread and butter general surgery including endoscopic training

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