The surgery clerkship is an eight-week rotation during the third year of medical school. Students spend four weeks on the general surgery service, two weeks on a specialty service, and two weeks on a sub-specialty service. During this rotation, two shifts of weekend call with the Acute Care /Trauma Surgery team is required.
Interactions with preop and postop patients in an ambulatory setting will be a variable part of each student's general surgery and subspecialty rotation. Please see the attached general surgery clinic schedule for specific information pertinent to your general surgery clinic assignments. Patients should be logged into the Patient Tracker systemfor each clinic that you attended.
A letter grade is transmitted to the Registrar's office approximately 6 weeks following the conclusion of the Basic Surgical Clerkship. Grades will be available through the Registrar's office. The grading system will be H, HP, P and F. One-third of your grade is based on your clinical performance on the general surgery rotation, and each of the two surgical sub-specialty rotations comprise one-sixth of your grade. One-third of your grade is based upon the written and standardized patient (SP) examinations. 2b1af7f3a8