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Residency Curriculum and Rotations with Goals & Objectives

Block Diagram of Rotations

PGY1 Acute Care Surgery Acute Care Surgery SICU SICU Plastic Surgery ER RAD
Surg Skills
Adult Ortho Adult Ortho Adult Ortho Adult Ortho Adult Ortho Peds Ortho
PGY2 Ortho Trauma /
Foot & Ankle
Hand & Upper Extremity Ortho Oncology Night Float Peds Ortho
PGY3 Spine Joints Shoulder Ortho Trauma /
Foot & Ankle
Sports Med
PGY4 Ortho Oncology Spine General Ortho Peds Ortho Peds Ortho
PGY5 Ortho Trauma /
Foot & Ankle
Shoulder Hand & Upper Extremity Joints Sports Med


The following sections are included in the curriculum for each subspecialty rotation:

  1. Service guidelines
  2. Delineation of Resident Responsibilities
  3. Goals and objectives (specific to each year in training)
  4. Physical exam competencies
  5. Surgical competencies
  6. Rotation-specific reading lists
  7. Rotation-specific didactic session information

A curriculum has been developed for subspecialty rotations listed below. Please click on each subspecialty to view its corresponding curriculum.

Above documents have been merged into the following comprehensive document for ease of reference.

Complete Curriculum

It is the responsibility of all residents and attendings to review the curriculum before, during, and at the end of each rotation. Rotation evaluation forms are based on these curriculum documents (i.e. achievement of goals, competencies, ...). This information is available via the following methods:

Public Departmental website
Secure Departmental Sharepoint website
E-Value Online Evaluation System

Please note that E-Value system is set up to email curriculum documents to both the resident and the attending at the beginning of each rotation.