Pediatric Surgery Rotation for Residents

Resident training in pediatric surgery

Residents from both surgical and non-surgical areas in varying stages of training rotate through the pediatric surgery service. Residents are an integral part of our team who benefit from the expertise of our small but committed group of pediatric surgeons.

General Surgery and other residency rotations

A rotation in Pediatric General Surgery is mandatory for 1st year residents (PGY1) in General Surgery (two months), General Pediatrics and Urology (one month each). Residents from other disciplines, such as Radiology, Neurosurgery and Pathology, may also rotate in Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery for one month.

During a rotation in Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery, residents play an active role in managing inpatients and outpatients with the pediatric surgery fellow and attending staff. Hands-on experience in the operating room takes place as appropriate based on the trainee’s interests and main discipline. Surgical residents are offered in-depth exposure to pediatric surgical conditions from preoperative planning through to discharge and outpatient follow-up. Residents participate actively on the weekly educational rounds and are expected to present cases and follow the SCORE curriculum. Research opportunities for residents, including projects for the CIP program, are available.

Pediatric Surgery electives

Elective rotations are available for senior General Surgery residents (PGY3 or higher) from Dalhousie and elsewhere who have an interest in applying for a Pediatric Surgery fellowship or enhancing their experience in the surgical care of children.

For more information about resident rotations in Pediatric Surgery, please contact