Rotations

PGY-1 Schedule

The PGY-1 residents complete 1 month rotations in:

The residents also have one month rotations at our teaching affiliate MelroseWakefield Hospital in Melrose, MA.

They also complete 2 month rotations in:

  • Surgical intensive care
  • General surgery

PGY-1 residents spend one month on night float. When rotating at Tufts Medical Center, they typically spend two weekends a month on call.

PGY-2 Schedule

Our PGY-2 residents complete 9 months on general surgery services and 3 months in the SICU at Tufts Medical Center. This year is spent primarily covering surgical consults. PGY-2 residents are typically on call every fifth night.

PGY-3 Schedule

The PGY-3 residents complete rotations at Tufts Medical Center, Tufts Children's Hospital and MelroseWakefield Hospital in Melrose, MA.
Tufts Medical Center: 

  • Transplant surgery (4 months) – Senior Resident

Tufts Children's Hospital:

  • Pediatric surgery (4 months) – Senior Resident

MelroseWakefield Hospital:

  • General surgery (4 months) – Senior Resident

PGY-3 residents are typically on call every fifth night, except at MelroseWakefield Hospital where they are on call twice a week overnight.

PGY-4 Schedule

Our PGY-4 residents complete rotations at Tufts Medical Center and Lahey Hospital Medical Center.

Tufts Medical Center: 

  • General surgery/trauma (4 months) – Senior Resident
  • Thoracic surgery (4 months) – Senior Resident 

Lahey Hospital Medical Center

  • Hepatobiliary

PGY-5 Schedule

Our PGY-5 residents complete specialized rotations in surgical oncology, colorectal and minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery. They are the senior residents on each service and never share responsibilities with a fellow. PGY-5 residents are typically on call every fifth night.