Surgery

The Department of Surgery aims to prepare all students to recognize and manage minor surgical problems, evaluate surgical emergency situations, and understand the presentation and evaluation of the common surgical problems.

The experience in the wards, clinics and operating rooms is designed to allow the learner to master some of the basic clinical skills found in surgery.

The teaching program is carried out in seven hospitals. All surgical services are affiliated with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. On the clinical services, the learner follows individual cases and works with the resident and attending staff. In the senior internships, the learner gains more clinical focus and acumen by engaging in an intensive clinical experience. The learner is assigned responsibility commensurate with his or her knowledge and experience.

Department Coordinator: Gayle Thomson

Course Descriptions

3/13/20
The Department of Surgery will prepare all student-learners to recognize and manage minor surgical problems, evaluate surgical emergency situations and understand the presentation and evaluation of common surgical problems.
3/13/20
This module in surgical specialties includes experience in both hospital and clinic based surgery.
3/6/20
The goals of the rotation are to give students a fundamental background in the principles of management of the patient suffering major trauma.
3/6/20
The subinternsip in pediatric surgery is designed for students who have a career interest in surgery, pediatrics, pediatric surgery or any other pediatric subspecialty.
3/6/20
The goal of the Subinternship in Vascular Surgery is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and management of many surgical and medical vascular diseases.
3/6/20
The goal of the Subinternship in Vascular Surgery is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and management of many surgical and medical vascular diseases.
3/6/20
The goal of the Subinternship in Surgical Oncology is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and management of breast or head and neck disease.
2/19/20
The goal of the Subinternship in Vascular Surgery is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and management of many surgical and medical vascular diseases.
3/6/20
The goal of the Subinternship in Vascular Surgery is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and management of many surgical and medical vascular diseases.
3/6/20
The goal of the Subinternship in Surgical Intensive Care is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and perioperative management of a variety of surgical diseases.
3/6/20
The goal of this course is to expose students to the decision-making process and surgical management of patients with Head and neck cancer, as well as surgical extirpation, and plastic surgical reconstruction (including microsurgery/free flaps).
2/19/20
The goal of the Subinternship in Surgical Intensive Care is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and perioperative management of a variety of surgical diseases.
3/6/20
This course is designed to increase a student's clinical experience in surgery. Preceptorships are available in all of the clinical disciplines of surgery.
3/6/20
Requests for a clinical or research experience in surgery at another university are submitted to the department's course coordinator for the approval of the course director (University at Buffalo).
3/6/20
A research experience is available with many different members of the faculty. The purpose of the elective is to introduce the student to the scientific atmosphere of the surgical sciences.