Grad Year V consists of:
- Administrative Chief Resident — 3 months
- Chief Resident, General Surgery — 6 months
- Chief Resident, Vascular Surgery — 3 months
The Administrative Chief Resident (ACR) is a position of responsibility, sharing, in part, responsibility along with the attending staff for the education of the junior residents on unit rounds, conferences, and as a teaching assistant in the operating room.
The ACR is also in charge of and responsible for the surgical clinic and is encouraged to see patients referred for consultation to attending surgeons. The ACR is also responsible, in cooperation with the Program Director, for updating monthly schedules, making surgical assignments and generally administering the day-to-day function of the surgery residency. The Chief Surgical Resident (CSR) is the leader of his division on his general surgical service. He has similar teaching responsibilities for the residents on his service as described in the Administrative Chief Resident duties.
The Chief Surgical Resident will act in part as junior staff. He will be encouraged to make decisions and plan courses of treatment to develop the confidence and skills necessary to become a complete surgeon. The CSR is still supervised by the attending physician, the supervision is in more of a collegiate manner. The chief resident on vascular service will continue to expand his knowledge in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. He will become more adept at vascular ultrasounds and vascular Doppler techniques. He will perform under the supervision of the attending surgeon the most complex peripheral vascular cases. He will coordinate pre-operative evaluation with the operative treatment and ultimately the post-operative care of these patients both in the hospital and in the office.
Grad Year V residents take SESAP examinations as well as the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination, as do all residents, and are also examined by members of the surgical staff in sessions simulating the Oral Surgical Board exams.
During their five year residency, residents have the following breakdown in assignments:
- General Surgery — 33 months
- Cardiothoracic Surgery — 1 month
- Transplant — 2 months
- Plastic Surgery — 1 month
- Subspecialty Elective — 1 month
- Peripheral Vascular Surgery — 8 months
- Surgical Intensive Care Unit — 5 months
- Research and GI Endoscopy — 2 months
- Breast focused surgery — 1 month
- Pediatric Surgery — 2 months
- Trauma Surgery — 3 months
For more information or an application you can write to the following address or call (313) 343-3875 .
Medical Education Department
Ascension St. John Hospital
22101 Moross Road
Detroit, Michigan 48236