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Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale


The Department of Surgery and Anesthesia is responsible for the required core clinical rotation in General Surgery, which includes a series of skills labs beginning in the second year that help prepare all students for this clinical rotation. The skills lab consists of five separate training stations including airway management, scrubbing, gowning and gloving, hospital paperwork, suturing, and an OMM station covering the diagnosis and treatment for common postoperative surgical problems. The department co-coordinates a Surgical Intensive Care Unit Core Rotation with the Department of Internal Medicine. 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, Vascular Surgery, and Urology. The department facilitates specialty-specific didactic lectures during the second, third and fourth years, including a skills-based surgery elective in the second year.

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