SURG 9110 Surgery Clerkship

The 8-week clerkship is divided into 4 weeks on general & trauma surgery and two 2-week rotations on surgical subspecialties. During this surgical clerkship, the student is afforded the opportunity to participate actively in the  diagnosis and therapy of patients suffering from both acute and chronic surgical illness including both ambulatory and inpatient patients. The clerkship is interwoven with teaching ward rounds, clinical conferences, symposia, and a  reading program with weekly didactics and reviews on all aspects of surgery and the surgical specialties.  The goals of the surgical clerkship are to provide students the opportunity to develop adequate knowledge, basic manual skills, and attitudes about surgical disease that should be encompassed by every practicing physician. Each student will be required to give a patient-based oral presentation to the faculty & residents before the end of the rotation. Clinical site will be assigned to either Harlingen or Edinburg sites by the SOM.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required preclinical courses is prerequisite to enrollment in any of the clinical clerkships.



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Administrative Unit

Dept of Surgery


As scheduled