The Surgery Clerkship is one of the core components of the third year of the medical curriculum. During the Surgery Clerkship students will learn about the diagnosis and management of conditions encountered and treated by surgeons. This will include seeing patients for initial consultation, participating in their diagnostic evaluation, recommending options for management, and in some cases being a part of the surgical team in the operating rooms. Students will also participate in post-operative care and learn about post-operative complications of surgical interventions.
Students are expected to be able to take an accurate history, perform a complete physical examination and formulate an initial differential diagnosis from their clinical experiences in the first and second years of their medical education program. Students are also expected to possess professional attitudes and deportment appropriate to their role in the clinical setting.