The Department of Surgery and Anesthesia is responsible for the required core clinical rotation in General Surgery. Prior to participating in the Core Surgery rotation, all students will be required to successfully complete the Pre-Rotation Surgery Preparation (PRSP) lab. This lab includes five separate training stations including airway management, operating room procedures, hospital paperwork, suturing, and an OMM station covering the diagnosis and treatment for common postoperative surgical problems. All students are required to complete a certification lab session covering sterile techniques, scrubbing, gowning and gloving.
The Department of Surgery and Anesthesia offers an elective course in the second year to a limited number of students. Students are chosen based upon their academic standing, surgical skills and active surgical/anesthesia club participation.
The Department co-coordinates a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Core Rotation with the Department of Internal Medicine. To be assigned to SICU, students must be assigned and approved by the Chair of Surgery and Anesthesia.
The Department is also responsible for elective surgical rotations including, but not limited to, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Proctology, Anesthesia, Neurological Surgery, Thoracic/Cardiovascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery. The Department facilitates specialty-specific didactic lectures during the second, third and fourth years.