GENERAL SURGERY

Faculty: Dr. Ross Goldberg, Dr. Robert Dixon, Dr. Eric Thomas, Dr. James Bogert, Dr. Karole Davis, Dr. Marc Matthews, Dr. Paola Pieri
Length of Time: 4 weeks; maximum length of 6 weeks
Offered: August through May
Maximum enrollment: 2
Patient care elective: Yes
Pre-requisite: MS4
Goals:

1) To provide exposure to and increase understanding of surgical disease processes and their treatment.
2) To develop ability to diagnose patients presenting with surgical disease and outline a treatment plan appropriate for the disease.
3) To develop skills for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, minor surgery, and surgical assisting.

Format:
1) The student will function at the sub-intern level, working with the residents and attendings of the Surgery service.
2) The student will be given responsibilities commensurate with their education and abilities.
3) The service will provide exposure to a wide variety of general and laparoscopic surgeries, as well as cholecystectomy, hernia surgery, gastrointestinal surgery.
4) The student will be given the opportunity to scrub into the procedures as a member of the surgical team, participate in ward rounds, clinics, and all educational conferences and activities.

Evaluation Methods:
1) Evaluated by residents and faculty in daily work situation during teaching rounds and in didactic conferences.
2) Provided with counseling and written evaluation.

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