PGY1 not purely Gen Surg?

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Jathin
PGY1 not purely Gen Surg?

Hello, I was curious if anybody knew of programs that were not entirely Gen Surg for PGY1 year (similar to how Ortho does it; 6 months ortho + 6 months gen surg, or some variant of that). As it stands most programs are 11 months gen + 1 month uro.  Are there programs that deviate from that to include more uro in their PGY1 year? Thanks!

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:50 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor
Anonymous (not verified)
5 year programs will usually

5 year programs will usually have 1-2 months uro.  I don't think you can have much more than that due to ROC regulations.  Several of the 6 year programs I interviewed at had 6 months uro for each of the first 2 years, so you really only do 1 year of GS and 5 of uro.

Anonymous (not verified)
I don't think there was a

I don't think there was a single program I interviewed at that did not have some uro in the first year.  Usually 2-3 months.  Sometimes more.

Anonymous (not verified)
I'm not sure I'd say that

I'm not sure I'd say that "most" programs have 1 uro month, but anyways, yes there are programs that do more than that. UTMB (Galveston) does 6 months of Uro and so does another place I interviewed though I can't remember which it was right now. Definitely interviewed at 1-2 places that do 3 months of uro too.

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Medical College of Virginia

MCV does 5 months of urology and 6 months of general surgery (the left over month is vacation).  The general surgery rotations are hand-picked to include those that have urologic relevance (transplant, peds surg, STICU, Trauma, Surg Onc, etc).  The 6 months of "urology" are 3 months of straight urology and a month apiece of pathology and radiology.  These months are very helpful and informative, especially when it comes to inservice time.  

Anonymous (not verified)
MCV/VCU screening

I would think that programs like medical college of virginia and galveston would screen applicants pretty highly. does anyone know if medical college of virginia is still a urological powerhouse?

Anonymous (not verified)
University of Kansas does 6

University of Kansas does 6 months of general, 1 month peds, and 5 months urology