Surgery Clerkship
Faculty and Staff
Year III & IV Resources
 Surgery Clerkship Manual
 Skills and Thrills Manual
 General Surgery Objectives
 Surgical Subspecialty Objectives
 OSCE Surgical Case Studies
 Student Practice Profile
Additional Resources
 Useful Links
 Needlestick Protocol
Surgical Awards

The General Surgery Clerkship is an intensive six week rotation. Teaching is focused on basic trauma, critical care, emergent and general surgery principles. Students rotate for three weeks on Acute Care Surgery and another three weeks on either a General Laparoscopic, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, or a Minimally Invasive Surgery service. Students work with teams throughout the day and gather as a group for learning activities each afternoon. Third year medical students are given the option of continuing on with the Department of Surgery by signing up for the elective Surgical Subspecialty Clerkship which enables them to build on the general surgery experience. Students rotate on two surgical subspecialties for three weeks at a time. Possible subspecialties are: Breast/Soft Tissue, Burn, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Plastics, Urology and Vascular Surgery. A series of procedural based workshops are offered, in addition to a didactic series as presented in General Surgery.

The Clerkship faculty and support staff strive to provide the students with a stimulating and unique learning experience and are committed to offering students the support necessary for them to grasp a firm understanding of general surgery and to excel in the surgical arena as a third year student

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