Rotation Schedules

The order of the rotations in the R1 year are assigned by the General Surgery Department.

Each class determines the order of their rotations in the R2-R5 years.

When possible, similar rotations are scheduled sequentially (ie, in the R4 year, the Hand rotation at one hospital is followed by the Hand rotation at the other).

R1 Schedule- rotations are in four week blocks.

  • Orthopaedic trauma (three- one month blocks at Harborview Medical Center)
  • Rheumatology (multiple clinical sites)
  • ER (Harborview Medical Center)
  • Burns/ Plastics (University of Washington Medical Center or Harborview Medical Center)
  • Pediatric Surgery (Seattle Children's Hospital)
  • General Surgery/ Vascular/ Cardiac surgery (a total of five months at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and/or VA)
  • EVATS (includes two weeks of vacation, one week of coverage, and one week of independent surgical skills)

R2 Schedule- rotations are in six week blocks

  • Adult Tumor (University of Washington Medical Center)
  • General Orthopaedics (VA)
  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery (Harborview Medical Center)
  • Spine (Harborview Medical Center)
  • Sports Medicine (University of Washington Medical Center)
  • Trauma- (three- six week blocks at Harborview Medical Center)

R3 Schedule- rotations are in six week blocks

  • Foot & Ankle (Harborview Medical Center)
  • General Orthopaedics (VA)
  • Joints (two- six week blocks at the Northwest Hospital)
  • Pediatrics (four- six week blocks at Seattle Children's)
  • Research (take call at Seattle Children's Hospital) - Publication is required

R4 Schedule- rotations are in six week blocks

  • General Orthopaedics (Virginia Mason Hospital)
  • General Orthopaedics (VA)
  • Spine (University of Washington Medical Center)
  • Spine (Harborview Medical Center)
  • Shoulder & Elbow (University of Washington Medical Center & Roosevelt Bone and Joint Surgery Center)
  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery (University of Washington Medical Center)
  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery (Harborview Medical Center)
  • Sports Medicine (University of Washington Medical Center)

R5 Schedule- rotations are in six week blocks

  • General Orthopaedics (two- six week blocks at the VA)
  • General Orthopaedics (University of Washington Medical Center)
  • Foot & Ankle (Harborview Medical Center)
  • Trauma (three- six week blocks as chief at Harborview Medical Center)
  • Night float/Research (Harborview Medical Center)