We first start w/ OR class of 3 days & 2 days didactic for 6 weeks, pass a test.
Then it is off to train w/ preceptors, first scrubbed then circulate for different specialties burns, peds, ENT etc...
Once the powers that be feel we have a good grasp (after 4-6 months) we then get precepted to Ortho, Neuro, and Robot. The reasoning is that they want our confidence built before going into these harder cases.
We aren't placed into teams per se, but each person is evaluated on how they do on each specialty if they are interested in it. Only CTOR has a team concept