All G1 residents spend four weeks assigned to a surgical service. Surgical diagnosis is emphasized, and residents may assist with cases where they participated in making the pre-operative diagnosis. Pre-operative and post-operative care are important curriculum objectives. Residents participate in an active surgical clinic where they are encouraged to send their patients. Under the supervision of surgical residents and attendings, family medicine residents perform excisions and other simple outpatient surgical procedures under local anesthesia.
One week of ophthalmology and one week of gynecologic surgery are included in the G1 year. G3 residents spend additional time in outpatient general, baraitric, and dermatologic surgery during the Derm/Surg rotation.