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Year Two


Second-year general surgery residents at IU School of Medicine rotate at all five of the school’s clinical partner facilities in downtown Indianapolis as well as Franciscan Health Indianapolis for endoscopy and IU Health North.

Learning Objectives

PGY 2 residents continue the first-year residency work of evaluating and planning for the treatment of patients; attending rounds, outpatient clinics and conferences; serving as surgeon junior when the opportunity presents itself; and participating as a member of the educational staff for third- and fourth-year medical students during their surgical clerkships. Regardless of categorical or preliminary match status, all surgery residents gain exposure during their second year to general, vascular, pediatric, thoracic, plastic/burns and trauma surgery as well as experience in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) and the trauma intensive care unit (TICU). Second- year residents should experience appropriate increases in both clinical and operative autonomy to ensure preparation to take on a mid-level role in the PGY 3 year.

Call Schedule

PGY 2 residents, on average, take call every fourth night at Riley Children’s Hospital and alternating weekend call at IU Health Methodist, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and IU Health University Hospital. All second-year residents participate in a month-long block of night float. Rotations away from the downtown IU School of Medicine campus are incorporated into either the Eskenazi Health or IU Health Methodist call pool as determined by the administrative chief residents. Rotations for all PGY 2 residents are one-month long.


  • IUH University Hospital Team A (General Surgery/HPB)
  • IUH Riley Hospital (Pediatric Surgery)
  • IUH University Hospital Plastic/Burns
  • Night Float (Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital or IUH Methodist Hospital)
  • Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital Team 4 (Vascular/Thoracic Surgery)
  • IUH Methodist Hospital (Trauma Surgery)
  • IUH Methodist Hospital (Emergency General Surgery)
  • IUH Methodist Hospital (SICU)
  • IUH Methodist Hospital (TICU)
  • IUH Methodist Hospital (Vascular Surgery)
  • IUH North Hospital (General Surgery)
  • Endoscopy (Off Campus – St. Francis Hospital, Mooresville, Indiana)

Residents must achieve 250 cases by the end of their PGY2 training year in order to advance to the PGY3 level per new guidelines established by the American Board of Surgery.