Welcome to your General Surgery Clerkship! This rotation can be one of the most memorable experiences of your third year. This may be the only chance you will ever have to see such things as a liver transplant, open-heart surgery, a laparoscopic gastric bypass, a trauma or even an appendectomy. It can be an unbelievable experience, but we also recognize that it can be quite intimidating.
As faculty and residents, we see this as an opportunity to teach you some basic concepts about surgery that will benefit you, regardless of which field you chose to enter. It also gives us a chance to show you how exciting surgery can be and to give you a sense of why we chose it for our own careers. With the help of this guide, we hope to unlock the mystery of surgery, to provide some tips on how to excel on this rotation, and to outline your responsibilities.
We offer opportunities for the following: