Core Clerkship Surgery

Credits: 12 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Director(s): Amy Evenson, Benjamin James, Jaisa Olasky
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Offered July, October, January and April.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: BIDMC's Core Clerkship in Surgery places third year students in an active learning environment. to help them: - Recognize & manage common surgical problems, - Understand the nature of surgical diseases & when patients need referral to a surgeon - Understand surgery as a curative and /or palliative agent in the treatment of disease Students participate in patient care in a variety of settings (office, clinic, inpatient ward, operating room). General Surgery rotations are 6 weeks in duration, with assignments at the BIDMC, Mt. Auburn , and Children's Hospital. Two 2-week "selectives" expose students to problems that are common and best taught by specialists, help develop skills at evaluation and PE of patient problems in these areas, and develop a sense of when patients need referral to specialists. An introductory orientation week is supplemented by weekly didactic sessions focused on topics in general surgery. Students also attend a variety of departmental conferences.