Mary Culver Department of Surgery

Formal instruction in surgery begins during the third year, with the required 8-week Integrated Surgical Disciplines Clerkship. During this surgical clerkship, students are assigned to clinical rotations, mostly within the Department of Surgery, with some exposure to other surgical-related disciplines outside of the department. The clerkship gives students opportunities to participate in the care of surgical patients (both inpatient and outpatient), to spend time in the operating rooms, and to attend seminars, teaching conferences and didactic sessions on a regular basis. During the fourth year, students may select sub-internship electives within the Division of General Surgery, which include a variety of general surgical specialties. In addition to the general surgery sub-internships, electives are available in several other surgical subspecialties, including pediatric surgery, transplant surgery, vascular surgery, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, urologic surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.