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Department: MESUR-Surgery
Course: 541-Surgery Sub-Internship - VAMC
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Anuradha Subramanian
Course Faculty: Dr. David H. Berger
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Surgery Core
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Required Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
SATISFYS REQUIREMENT FOR 3rd/4th YEAR EXTERNSHIP- Students are encouraged to take the elective between January of the 3rd Year and December of the 4th Year. The student increases his/her knowledge of the fundamentals of general surgical practice and observe the technical skills used in the treatment of general surgical conditions encountered in clinical practice. Hospital assignment is made by the department.
Learning Activities
These skills include, but are not limited to: 1) evaluation of clinical problems, 2) acting as an apprentice to the intern and house staff and performing clinical duties required in the day-to-day management of the pre and post operative general surgical patients both in the intensive care unit and the general ward setting, 3) the student's knowledge of surgical therapeutics should be improved, 4) in acquiring an integrated experience of the management of the surgical patient the student should acquire hands-on experience of postoperative care, be encouraged to join in and participate in staff ward rounds, and become fully and actively involved with the team of residents, 5) the student also gains experience of the surgical management of emergency surgical cases in particular those presenting with an acute abdomen, 6) weekly academic meetings in gastroenterology, vascular surgery, surgical morbidity and mortality and surgical grand rounds exist and should be attended, 7) undergraduate teaching from the surgical staff of the departments of cardiothoracic and general surgery takes place for 1 hour on most afternoons of the week.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Debora Pipkin
Contact Phone: 713-798-6078
Contact Fax: 713-798-8941
Contact Location:
Address: BCMD 404D
Email: dpipkin@bcm.edu
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