Surgery (SURG)

SURG 702 Cardiothoracic Surgery

[3 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be give an individualized opportunity to participate in the activities of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Opportunities may be available for clinical experience in the operating room, in management of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical patients, or in clinical research. The focus will be the development of an understanding of the basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to cardiovascular surgical procedures and pulmonary resection.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 703 Surgery

[1-15 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Surgery (10 weeks)

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SURG 704 Cardiothoracic Surgery

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be given an individualized opportunity to participate in the activities of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Opportunities may be available for clinical experience in the operating room, in management of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical patients, or in clinical research. The focus will be the development of an understanding of the basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to cardiovascular surgical procedures and pulmonary resection.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 705 General/Trauma Surgery

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be designated as an Acting Intern with increased responsibility for patient management ¿ under supervision.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 706 Trauma Surgical Intensive Care

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be integral members of the SICU and Trauma service caring for the critically ill general surgery and trauma surgery patients. Students will work intimately with surgical and anesthesia residents assigned to the Trauma/SICU Service and the Trauma/SICU Attendings who round daily. Students attend daily rounds, trauma alerts, as well as M&M Conference and Grand Rounds. Studenst will gain experience in modern diagnosis and treatment of surgical disease and related professional skills such as the patient's personal reaction to disease and recognition of social personal factors contributing to disease, particulary in a trauma setting.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 708 Ophthalmology

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

The student will have the opportunity to evaluate eye disorders in the outpatient setting. Techniques for eye examination will be stressed with special emphasis on diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataract, and glaucoma. Viewing a series of slides will also be a part of the rotation

SURG 709 Cardiothoracic Surgery

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be given an individualized opportunity to participate in the activities of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Opportunities may be available for clinical experience in the operating room, in management of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical patients, or in clinical research. The focus will be the development of an understanding of the basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to cardiovascular surgical procedures and pulmonary resection.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P or SURG 740 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 710 Pediatric Surgery

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 711 Plastic Surgery

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

The focus will be to develop a more sophisticated understanding of basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. Evaluation of pre and post operative management of the plastic surgical patient.

SURG 712 General Surgery

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be integrated into the service as a member of the surgical team, participating in all aspects of patient management, both inpatient and outpatient.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P or SURG 740 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 713 SICU AI

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be integral members of the SICU service caring for the critically ill general surgery and trauma surgery patients. Students will work closely with surgical, emergency medicine, and anesthesia residents assigned to the SICU Service and the SICU Attendings who round daily. Students attend daily rounds as well as Quality Improvement Conference and Grand Rounds. Students will gain experience in modern diagnosis and treatment of surgical disease and related professional skills such as the patient's personal reaction to disease and recognition of social personal factors contributing to disease. Required to perform 3 H & P's and 3 discharge summaries.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 714 Vascular Surgery

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be designated as an Acting Intern with increased responsibility for patient management ¿ under supervision.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 715 Emergency Medicine

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be designated as an Acting Intern with increased responsibility for patient management ¿ under supervision.

SURG 716 Acting Internship in Surgery

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be designated as an Acting Intern with increased responsibility for patient management ¿ under supervision.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 717 Vascular Surgery

[3 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Exposure to the surgery of the vascular disease process with the physiological approach to understanding the pre and post operative patient with vascular disease. Particular emphasis is on fluids, clotting mechanisms, renal, pulmonary, and cardiac status. The student will spend time in the vascular lab to learn techniques and interpretation of vascular studies. Each acting intern must complete two on-line modules to prepare the acting intern for his/her roles as teachers of junior medical students.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 718 HPB and Surgical Oncology

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be integrated into the service as a member of the surgical team, participating in all aspects of HPB (hepatobiliaryand pancreatic) and surgical oncology patient management, both inpatient and outpatient. The student will be expected to complete at least 40 hours per week on the service.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P or SURG 740 with a minimum grade of P

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 719 Colorectal Surgery

[3 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be integrated into the service as a member of the surgical team, participating in all aspects of patient management, both inpatient and outpatient. The student will be expected to complete at least 40 hours per week on the service.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P or SURG 740 with a minimum grade of P

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 720 Colorectal Surgery

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be integrated into the service as a member of the surgical team, participating in all aspects of patient management both inpatient and outpatient. The student will be expected to complete at least 40 hours per week on the service.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P or SURG 740 with a minimum grade of P

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 730 Ophthalmology

[0-3 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

The student will have the opportunity to evaluate eye disorders in the outpatient setting. Techniques for eye examination will be stressed with special emphasis on diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataract, and glaucoma. Viewing a series of slides will also be a part of the rotation

SURG 731 Cardiothoracic Surgery

[3 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be given an individualized opportunity to participate in the activities of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Opportunities may be available for clinical experience in the operating room, in management of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical patients, or in clinical research. The focus will be the development of an understanding of the basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to cardiovascular surgical procedures and pulmonary resection.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ACGME/Clinical Med Elective

SURG 740 Surgery: Required Remediation

[7.5 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 745 Surgery Clinical Training for MD/PhD Students during Graduate Research Years

[1-2 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

In the summer after the second year of medical school, MD/PhD students will identify a clinical mentor. This faculty member will be responsible for the clinical training program of the student, and will provide formative and summative feedback concerning the development of clinical skills and a foundation for subsequent clinical clerkship training. The mentor may change during the course of the student¿s graduate school years, but any change should occur after the end of a semester. Although students may choose a clinical mentor from any department, the following specialties are particularly suited to training MD/PhD students with limited prior clinical training and restricted hours of availability: Emergency Department: Students schedule specific hours (which may include evenings or weekends) with their clinical mentor. Patients will be assigned to the student for evaluation, and students will be involved in all aspects of emergency patient care. Contact: Dr. Kris Brickman, Director of Emergency Medicine. Student time commitment: Students are expected to spend 8 hours per month in clinical training. This can be divided into weekly 2 hour session, biweekly 4 hour sessions or an 8 hour day per month. Students are encouraged to discuss the most appropriate schedule with their laboratory mentor to ensure that the clinical experience does not interfere with graduate coursework or research progress. The program should be formalized in writing, and submitted to the MD/PhD Director for approval. Students should see about one patient per hour of training. Students should keep a log of their patients, their diagnoses, and any procedures performed. An electronic logging system for patient experiences will be developed. Credit: Upon completion of 3 years of graduate training, assuming 40 weeks per year of participation, students will have accumulated about 300 hours of clinical experience. This is approximately equivalent to 2 months of clinical electives (8 h/d X 5 d/w X 4 weeks = 160 h/mo), and students will be awarded 2 months of 4th year elective credit for this training upon re-enrolling in the College of Medicine. This credit should allow further flexibility in 4th elective scheduling, enabling additional research months, off site rotations, etc. If students require more than 3 years of graduate work, continued participation in the clinical training program is strongly encouraged, but no more than 2 months of elective time will be awarded.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SURG 750 Surgery Away Elective

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 751 Surgery Away Elective

[0-3 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 755 International Health

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 760 Cardiothoracic Surgery

[3-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

Students will be given an individualized opportunity to participate in the activities of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Opportunities may be available for clinical experience in the operating room, in management of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical patients, or in clinical research. The focus will be the development of an understanding of the basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to cardiovascular surgical procedures and pulmonary resection.

Prerequisites: SURG 703 with a minimum grade of P

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SURG 761 General Surgery

[6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 762 Vascular Surgery

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 789 Independent Study in Surgery

[0-6 credit hours (0, 0, 0)]

SURG 6010 Leadership in Health Care

[3 credit hours (0, 0, 3)]

Seminar course conducted on a weekly basis with the goal of developing skills and knowledge related to leadership. The seminars are based around guest moderators, selected pre-class readings, in class group discussion, supplemental blackboard discussion, and/or online video discussions.

Term Offered: Summer