General Surgery Residency

Rotation Goals and Objectives

This section allows you to browse through the goals and objectives for each rotation in the program.  Click the link on the left sidebar, on your appropriate post-graduate year, to see a list of the rotations for that year.  Clicking on the name of any rotation will take you directly to the goals and objectives for that rotation.   

ACGME Competencies


1) Patient Care
Residents must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

2) Medical Knowledge
Residents must demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.

3) Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Residents must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.

4) Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.

5) Professionalism 
Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles. Residents are expected to demonstrate:
(a) compassion, integrity, and respect for others;

(b) responsiveness to patient needs that supersedes self-interest;
(c) respect for patient privacy and autonomy;
(d) accountability to patients, society and the profession; and,
(e) sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation.
(f) high standards of ethical behavior, and
(g) a commitment to continuity of patient care

6) Systems-based Practice

Residents must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.



We are dedicated to deliver the highest quality surgical care in a manner above reproach and to foster honesty, respect, and compassion in our interactions with patients, families, and colleagues; and have a commitment to educational development.

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