SU501M.3a

General/GI Surgery

Sites: MGH
Director(s): Dean Donahue, Alberto Puig, Motaz Qadan, Elan Witkowski
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month. Exclerks US/Canadian May- Nov ; INT Dec- Apr. Closed Oct 2016-March 2017
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This course allows students to join a Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary/Pancreas, Colorectal, Gen/GI, Endocrine, Minimally Invasive, or Trauma/Emergency Surgical Service. The student is expected to function closer to the level of an intern. Each team is composed of 1-5 attendings, 1 Senior, and 1 junior resident/intern and a variable number of nurse practitioners. The student is expected to take responsibility for the patients on his/her team. This is meant to prepare the student for a future in surgical training program. Learning occurs in the operating room, rounds, and specialty conferences. There are no overnight calls on these services except the trauma/emergency surgical service. Students are asked to rank the services of their choice and send to the clerkship director as soon as they are confirmed for the rotation.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science and evidence-based medicine is integrated into teaching rounds and morbidity/mortality rounds.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Given to those students who consistently demonstrate achievement above his/her peer group of U.S. 4th year Harvard Medical Students in history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn. Honors: Given to those students who most often demonstrate achievement above his/her peer group of U.S. 4th year Harvard Medical Students in history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn. Satisfactory: Given to those students who appropriately meet performance levels of his/her peer group of U.S. 4th year Harvard Medical Students in history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn. Unsatisfactory: Given to those students who do not meet performance levels of his/her peer group of U.S. 4th year Harvard Medical Students in history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn.