To broaden their understanding of the role of surgical management in various disease processes, general surgery residents rotate on surgical subspecialty services during the junior years including pediatric surgery, transplantation, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, plastic surgery, etc. Senior residents rotating on the pediatric surgery and the cardiothoracic services gain a more comprehensive experience in these principal areas of general surgery.

Most of the training is done at the UK Chandler Medical Center, the parent institution for the general surgery residency program. UK HealthCare rotations will include UK Good Samaritan Hospital. The VA Medical Center is integrated into the training program, connected via a tunnel and staffed by general surgery faculty. University and VA teaching conferences are combined. During the PGY-2 year, residents rotate at the UK-affiliated community hospital, St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. These rotations allow the resident to participate in a large volume of operative procedures while gaining a perspective on general surgery in urban and rural community settings. Volunteer surgical staff are active in resident education during these rotations.


i. Anesthesiology
ii. Colon and Rectal Surgery
iii. Emergency General Surgery Floor 
iv. Emergency General Surgery ICU
v. General Surgery
vi. Minimally Invasive Surgery 
vii. Pediatric Surgery
viii. Surgical Oncology
ix. Thoracic Surgery
x. Transplant Surgery
xi. VA General Surgery
xii. Vascular Surgery - UK


i. Colon and Rectal Surgery 
ii. Emergency General Surgery
iii. Emergency Surgical Service
iv. Good Samaritan 1 (General Surgery)
v. Morehead (St. Claire) x 2
vi. Thoracic Surgery
vii. Vascular Surgery


i. Emergency General Surgery
ii. Emergency General Surgery ICU
iii. Float
iv. Good Samaritan 2 (Endocrine Surgery) 
v. Pediatric Surgery
vi. Surgical Oncology
vii. Transplant Surgery
viii. VA General Surgery


i. Private Practice General Surgery (Baptist Health Lexington)
ii. Emergency General Surgery
iii. Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatrics
iv. Pediatric Surgery
v. Surgical Oncology
vi. Trauma
vii. Vascular Surgery


i. Colon and Rectal Surgery
ii. Emergency General Surgery
iii. Good Samaritan 1 (General Surgery)
iv. Good Samaritan 2 (Endocrine)
v. Surgical Oncology
vi. VA General Surgery
vii. VA Vascular Surgery