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Curriculum

Below is a snapshot of the curriculum for the General Surgery Residency program at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC). PGY refers to "Post-Graduate Year."

PGY-1

12 months General Surgery

PGY-2 

2 months Pediatric Surgery
1 month SICU
1 month Trauma
½ month Burn
7½ months General Surgery

PGY-3 

1 month Transplant
1 month Cardiothoracic
1 month Elective
1 month Research
8 months General Surgery

PGY-4 

2 months Trauma
1 month Oncologic Surgery
9 months General Surgery

PGY-5 

12 months General Surgery

In addition, conferences are designed to provide didactic information and to review patient care. The MCMC schedule includes a Surgical Basic Science Course, Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference, weekly Surgery Grand Rounds, Surgery Journal Club, Tumor Board and PBL Management Conference.