Third Year Medical Students Curriculum and Schedules - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Surgery Rotation

Third Year Medical Students Curriculum and Schedules



8 Week Rotation (schedule is flexible)

  • 4-6 Consecutive Weeks of Service (General, Vascular, Trauma)
  • 2-4 Weeks of Electives

** Students are required to complete at least two weeks of General Surgery.


Below are the surgical electives offered to third year medical students during the course of their assigned rotation at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. This is in regard to the four weeks of electives available after they complete their four weeks.  At the present time, the following electives are available:

Orthopedics at Crozer 

Premier Orthopedics
Crozer, POB II, Suite 324
Ph:  610-876-0347, Fax: 610-876-4343
Select menu option #2, then option #5, and ask for Linda Kelly


Dr. Christopher Williams, Associates
Crozer, POB I, Suite 104
Ph:  610-874-5261
Ask for Christie Bisbing or Sonji


Dr. Briskin Associates
Providence ENT Associates
2112 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA 19103
610-874-5366, Ext. 114 (Sally)


Dr. D’Elia Associates
23 Chester Pike, Suite 101, Ridley Park, PA  19078
Crozer, Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Suite 232
610-521-2053 (Kathy)


Anesthesia Department
Crozer, 4th Floor – Anesthesia Office
Telephone Number for Dr. Babiak, Associates
610-447-6579 (Ann Bruni)           

Burn Center

Tabitha Hill
Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, Pa  19013
Office: 610-447-2826
Beeper: 610-604-5416
Fax: 610-447-2808


April McHugh

As a reminder, it is the student’s responsibility to contact his/her specialty of choice from this list to arrange the rotation and to notify the Graduate Medical Education Office of this approved rotation.  It is also the student’s responsibility to meet with his/her attending who will be completing their evaluation prior to the end of their rotation and to return this evaluation to the Graduate Medical Education Office  at Crozer before the rotation is completed. 


4 Weeknights

Monday - Friday 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., unless otherwise specified

2 Weekends

Saturday and Sunday 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., unless otherwise specified

** All medical students must adhere to the ACGME work hour rules. 

Must view the medical student duty hours policy at Crozer Chester Medical Center Department of Surgery.

Follow the link here to access the student call schedule. Enter your name in the space provided to sign up for call days.

Student Conferences

Student surgical conferences will be held each afternoon beginning at 2:00pm in POB I Suite 408, unless otherwise indicated on the lecture schedule. Please note that attendance for all lectures is mandatory. Remember student conferences take priority over surgical cases in the operating room. Absence from a lecture is not an option unless you have obtained prior permission from either of the Medical Student Administrators. An unexcused absence from lecture may result in failure of the clerkship. Students who are post-call are excused from student conferences.

Surgery students are required to attend the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences held each Tuesday morning 6:45am in the Clark Auditorium. Sub-specialty students are required to attend the conference if their subspecialty attends or attend specialty specific conferences.(i.e, Trauma Report or Vascular Conference)

See schedule for other required activities. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change through the course of your rotation. You will be notified via email of any changes made to the schedule.

Case Presentation

Students are expected to complete a case presentation and provide an electronic copy of their presentation to Drs. Mannella or Jankowski as well as Betty Ann Kroh.

You can choose any topic surgically related that you have seen at Crozer.

Your presentation should be based on:

• History of patient
• Diagnosis of patient
• How to treat the patient

The presentation is usually about 15 to 30 minutes in length.

Presentation Timeline:

3rd week: Send presentation topic to Dr. Jankowski

4th week: Send electronic version of presentation to Dr. Jankowski and Caitlin Kelley

8th week: Present case to Dr. Jankowski

Please provide the Department of Graduate Medical Education the date when your presentation is scheduled including and topic.   

All students should be prepared to discuss the topic presented at each one of the case presentation conferences. 

Evaluations/Exit Interview

Students are required to obtain evaluation forms from at least two residents and two attendings while on service. They should also obtain an evaluation form from their elective. Students should provide the Graduate Medical Education Department (GME) with a copy of all their evaluations. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up on their evaluation and make sure it is returned to the GME Office before their rotation ends. Students must also complete an overall evaluation of their experience at Crozer.

Students are required to provide their fully completed attending and resident evaluations at the time of the exit interviews.  Make sure the evaluator’s name (attending or resident) and date of evaluation are on front of the evaluation. Temple student exit interviews are usually the Tuesday of your last week at Crozer with Dr. Mannella (check your schedules).

All students must complete an exit interview with Dr. Jankowski at the end of their rotation. At the last meeting with Dr. Jankowski, he will go over the collated reports of feedback. Please turn in the signed exit interview form at the end of your rotation.



Students will be evaluated by faculty and residents with whom they have had sufficient contact to allow a valid assessment. Final grades will be calculated as follows:

Task Percentage
Assessment by residents & faculty 50%
Shelf Exam 40%
Student Presentations (1) 10%
Total 100%

Student performance in the clerkship is directly related to the level of participation and enthusiasm shown for clinical responsibilities. Do not be afraid to ask questions or request guidance in identifying useful resources. In addition please ask the chief resident to provide you with feedback at least once during each rotation.


We wish to make the surgery clerkship a worthwhile experience for you and to improve our teaching; therefore we will ask you to complete an evaluation after each 4 WEEK BLOCK. Please feel free to provide us with any feedback or suggestions for improvement at any time. More importantly please contact us immediately if you experience problems with your rotation.

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