Our MSIII Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties Clerkship is an
eight-week inpatient program consisting of the following:
The goal of the Surgery Clerkship is to introduce students to the medical management of surgical disease and the principals of caring for the surgical patient. The course is designed to enable students to recognize problems of a surgical nature, to understand the relevant pathophysiology, and to give the student some familiarity with the risks and benefits involved with surgical therapy.
Students will be expected to participate as part of the team in all contributions to the management of patient care on the service. That includes daily rounds, writing progress notes, assisting in the admission of new patients, and writing student orders.
During clinic time, students will be required to perform history and physical exams, assist with initial patient evaluations, and participate in pre and post operative evaluations and discussions.
In the operating room, students will be expected to contribute to patient care as well. Under the supervision of an approved instructor, students will assist in surgical procedures, as well as contribute to the patient’s pre and post operative evaluation phases.
Additional education will be administered by various members of the surgical attending staff through a selection of
core lecture sessions that include general surgery content, as well as topics selected in anesthesia, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and urology.