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