VUMC Rotation Schedules

PGY-1 Burn Ped



Day Call


Day Call/

Ped Ortho

Onc/Endo Skills Foot Foot Vasc Ped Ortho 
PGY-2 Hand Oncology Spine Sports Trauma
PGY-3 VA Research Foot/Ankle Adult Recon Peds
PGY-4 Hand Oncology Spine Williamson/VBJ Sports
PGY-5 VA Float Peds Adult Recon Trauma


  • PGY-1: 13 4-week blocks (6 general surgery, 7 orthopaedics)
    • General Surgery: Burn ICU, Pediatric Surgery, VA SICU, Emergency General Surgery (EGS), Oncology/Endocrine Surgery, Vascular Surgery
    • Orthopaedics: Ortho Trauma, Pediatric Ortho, Foot & Ankle (2 consecutive blocks), Day Call, Day Call/Pediatric Ortho, Skills month
  • PGY-2-5: 5 10-week blocks as above
  • Rotations are designed to pair a senior resident and a junior resident.
    • except: foot/ankle (PGY-3), research (PGY-3), general (Willliamson/VBJ) (PGY-4) and float (PGY-5)
  • All rotations are at the main campus, except for Williamson/Vanderbilt Bone and Joint (VBJ) (15 minute drive).
  • An apprentice model is followed on each service with residents being paired with attendings to provide continuity of care and education.
  • Each rotation is done as a junior resident and repeated as a senior resident to provide an optimal educational experience.
  • Residents take call at the main campus (VUMC, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville VA).
    • PGY-2/3 take in-house consult call and PGY-4/5 take home senior call for questions and will assist in overnight operative cases.