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Our Surgery training is focused on assessment and management of surgical problems in the ambulatory setting, and the residents work with community surgeons to evaluate and manage pre- or post-op general and pediatrics surgery cases. During our surgery rotation, first year residents are assigned to a community surgeon and participate in the surgeries and pre and post-operative care of the surgeon’s patients. This rotation also includes several sessions in the Wound Care Clinic, which includes management of decubiti ulcers and other wounds commonly seen by family physicians.
Required Surgical Subspecialties
In the first year, residents rotate through the practice of the university dermatology faculty. This 3-week rotate provides hands-on experience with supplemental on-line teaching modules. Over second and third year the other required surgical subspecialties—ENT, urology, and ophthalmology—are scheduled in both private and university practices with specialists who have a “tried and true” history of generous resident teaching.
A weekly procedure clinic at Highland Family Medicine provides an opportunity to focus on procedural medicine. Read more information about procedures at Highland Family Medicine.