Surgery Clerkship

The Surgery Clerkship is a 6-week clerkship experience, in which students spend time primarily in an inpatient setting, working with surgery residents and attending physicians, on the surgical management of disease.  Students will round with their assigned surgery team on a daily basis and then spend time in the operating room with both residents and attending physicians.  In addition, students are assigned to an outpatient surgical attending preceptor, in which students will assist in the outpatient management of surgical disease.  Finally, students will spend time in didactics, led by surgery attending and resident physicians as part of the clerkship. 

Assessment Methods Grade Composition
Written Clinical Evaluations 50%
Oral Exam 25%
Shelf Exam 20%
Quizzes 5%
Objectives
1. Evaluate and manage surgical problems across a spectrum of adult patients representative of the RI community.
2. Evaluate and manage normal and abnormal surgical recovery.
3. Participate in operative procedures, including demonstration of basic technical skills.
4. Experience operating room culture (pulled into CO.06).
5. Demonstrate basic technical skills (pulled into CO.03).
6. Describe general attributes as a career as a surgeon through experiencing operating room culture.
7. Describe patient safety protocols, including universal protocol.
8. Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists, physican assistants, nurse practitioners, and administrative staff to support the care of patients.
9. Communicate effectively with patients and their families around surgical issues.