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Medical Student Surgery Clerkship

Overview

The eight-week Surgical Clerkship is composed of a two-week Regional One Health rotation of trauma, along with a two-week subspecialty rotation of pediatrics, cardiothoracic, vascular or transplant. The second month will be a month general surgery rotation at Baptist, Methodist, St. Francis, or the VA. Most of that time is spent on inpatients, but clinics are available and patients are expected to attend.

Students will spend half the time at Regional One Health in the critical care assessment area from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and the other half from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. Call at the other hospitals will be “prn”. Let your attending residents know if you want to be called for cases. 

There are several labs including suturing, knot tying and airway. There is an extensive interactive lecture series given by the faculty. In addition, students are expected to go to the Wednesday resident conferences including grand rounds and basic science. These lectures and conferences are required and take priority over clinical care.

Objectives

  1. The student will become familiar with a variety of surgical diseases and their diagnosis in order to recognize the need for surgical consultation.
  2. The student will learn how to prepare patients for surgery - medically and psychologically.
  3. The student will learn how to manage patients post-operatively, in the ICU, the hospital ward and as outpatients.

Contacts

Gayle Minard, MD
Clerkship Director
901.448.8370
910 Madison Ave., Suite 213
Memphis, TN 38163
gminard@uthsc.edu

George Maish, III, MD
Assistant Clerkship Director
901.448.8370
910 Madison Ave., Suite 215
Memphis, TN 38163
gmaish@uthsc.edu

Courtney Bishop
Clerkship Coordinator
901.448.8370
910 Madison Ave., Suite 214
Memphis, TN 38163
cbishop@uthsc.edu

Last Published: Oct 3, 2019