The third year core surgery clerkship will expose students to a variety of surgical experiences. The students will be assigned to the resident services at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. They will be exposed to a variety of general surgery inpatient procedures and patients. The student will spend time on call to learn about management of emergent surgical diseases. Students will attend one breast clinic to learn about outpatient management and breast disease.
The students will be expected to attend academic surgical conferences and will have assigned readings. The summative evaluation will be composed of direct clinical observations by preceptors and residents, direct interaction with the Clerkship Director, a standardized patient and a bioskills portion. Upon the completion of the clerkship students should have a basic knowledge of many common surgical diseases and be comfortable knowing which patients need referral to a surgeon. The students should also be comfortable with sterile technique and basic suturing.