Surgery Clerkship

Total Contact Hours:

480 hours

Director:

Melissa Roelle, M.D., Clerkship Director, and Assistant Professor, Surgery

Description:

The Clinical Clerkship in Surgery goal is to be sure students acquire the skills and knowledge that all physicians need to know in order to manage patients with conditions commonly treated by surgeons.


Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

1.
Institutional Objectives

2.
Learning Goals

3.
Assessment
Activities (graded)

4.
Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5.
Teaching and Learning Activities

K1, K2, K3

C1, C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

A. Perform and document patient history taking and physical examination

  • Office visit for elective surgery
  • Inpatient acute surgical consultation
  • Admissions/Pre-op Area
  • Emergency surgery consultation in the ED
  • Trauma patient

Observed history and physical examination

Quizzes

TEAM

Disease Pattern and Recognition Examination

Resident/attending evaluation and formative feedback

Pre-op, Operative and Post-operative care of the patient

Hospital Clinics

Private Surgeons Offices

Trauma/Emergency Call

Reading Assignments

Didactic Sessions

Weekly Surgery M&M, Case Conferences and Grand Rounds

Role Modeling

K1, K2, K3

C1, C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

B.  Formulate a differential diagnosis for common surgical conditions/injuries/conditions

  • Thorough, comprehensive differential diagnosis for a patient with non-surgical emergency
  • Focused, comprehensive differential diagnosis for an in-patient with an urgent surgical issue
  • Focused, brief but thorough, differential diagnosis in a patient with an acute surgical condition
  • Focused, brief, physiologic differential diagnosis in a patient with a life and/or limb threatening surgical condition

Observed history and physical examinations

Quizzes

NBME Exam

Disease Pattern and Recognition Examination

Resident/attending evaluation and formative feedback

Presence in the Pre-op, Operative and Post-operative care of the patient

Hospital Clinics

Private Surgeons Offices

Operating Room

Trauma/Emergency Call

Reading Assignments

Didactic Sessions

Weekly Surgery M&M, Case Conferences and Grand Rounds

Role Modeling

K1, K2, K3

C1, C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

C.  Initiate a diagnostic work-up, which is evidence-based and cost-effective, based on the pathophysiology of underlying differential diagnosis

  • Elective general surgery in the office or clinic
  • Urgent inpatient general surgery consultation
  • Emergency general surgery patient in the ED
  • Trauma patient with a life and/or limb threatening injury

Quizzes

OSCE

NBME Exam

Disease Pattern and Recognition Examination

Resident/attending evaluation and formative feedback

Presence in the Pre-op, Operative and Post-operative care of the patient

Hospital Clinics

Private Surgeons Offices

Operating Room

Trauma/Emergency Call

Reading Assignments

Didactic Sessions

Weekly Surgery M&M, Case Conferences and Grand Rounds

Role Modeling

K1, K2, K3

C1, C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

D.  Construct an assessment and plan of care, considering operative and non-operative management

  • Elective general surgery
  • In patient urgent general surgery consultation
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Life and/or limb threatening injuries

 

 

Quizzes

OSCE

NBME Exam

Disease Pattern and Recognition Examination

Resident/attending evaluation and formative feedback  

Presence in the Pre-op, Operative and Post-operative care of the patient

Hospital Clinics

Private Surgeons Offices

Operating Room

Trauma/Emergency Call

Reading Assignments

Didactic Sessions

Weekly Surgery M&M, Case Conferences and Grand Rounds

Role Modeling