Rotation Schedule

PGY 1 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
3 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Vascular Surgery
2 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Trauma Surgery
2 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Anesthesia/Radiology
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Block Nights
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Bariatric Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital

PGY 2 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
3 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Vascular Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Trauma Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Block Nights
2 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Plastic Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Colorectal/Rural Surgery
1 month
Corewell Health (Hastings, MI)
 Bariatric Surgery 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital

PGY 3 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
2 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Trauma Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Block Nights
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Plastic Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Transplant Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI)
Pediatric Surgery
2 months
Dayton Children's Hospital (Dayton, OH)
Vascular Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
 Bariatric Surgery 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital

PGY 4 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
3 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Vascular Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Trauma Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Elective Rotation 
1 month
TBD
Bariatric Surgery 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Hepatopancreatobiliary 1 month Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY)
Block Nights 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Cardiovascular Surgery 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Plastic Surgery 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital

PGY 5 Rotations

Rotation Duration Location
General Surgery
5 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Trauma Surgery
2 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Vascular Surgery
1 month
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
2 months
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Bariatric Surgery 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Block Nights 1 month Henry Ford Jackson Hospital

**The above tables outline the current 2023-2024 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. Corcoran & Jackson
    • Endovascular and open approaches for a variety of vascular disease
  • Aqua (Thoracic Surgery), Dr. Kulkarni 
    • 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 (General Surgery), Drs. Prough & Frantzis     
    • Traditional General Surgery with emphasis on breast surgery, digestive disorders, and hernia repair 
  • Pink (Plastic Surgery and General Surgery), Drs. Ambani & Flis     
    • Traditional plastic surgery with emphasis on breast reconstruction and augmentation
  • Purple (Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery), Dr. Nasser
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Drs. Schweid, Combs, Paulasir,  Ahmed & 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

  •   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 
  • Rural Surgery (Corewell Health- Hastings, MI)
    • Emphasis on bread and butter general surgery including endoscopic training
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery (Memorial Sloan Kettering- New York, NY)
    • Oncologic focus with emphasis on hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary pathologies 
       
Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.
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