General Surgery: (MS3) A total of 8 weeks total that is broken into two- 4-week rotations

During the students’ 8-week surgery rotation, they will get experience in the care of patients suffering from conditions that are amenable to treatment by the use of the hand (surgery; fr. Greek: cheir [hand] and ergon [work], literally `handiwork`). Surgery encompasses a diverse range of specialties and includes the following disciplines:

  • Breast surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

It is important to know the major emphasis during this 8-week rotation will be placed upon issues and problems in General Surgery, but student familiarity with common problems in the surgical subspecialties (thoracic and cardiovascular, orthopedics, urology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery) is also tested on the end-of-clerkship NBME clinical subject examination.