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

  • SUR 700 Surgery and Surgical Specialties Clerkship, 8 credits
    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.
  • SUR 800 Surgical Specialties, 4 credits
    2/16/23
    This module in surgical specialties includes experience in both hospital and clinic based surgery.
  • SUR 801 Subinternship in Traumatology, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    The goals of the rotation are to give students a fundamental background in the principles of management of the patient suffering major trauma.
  • SUR 803 Subinternship in Pediatric Surgery, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    The subinternsip in pediatric surgery is designed for students who have a career interest in surgery, pediatrics, pediatric surgery or any other pediatric subspecialty.
  • SUR 805 Subinternship in Vascular Surgery, 4 credits
    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.
  • SUR 806 Subinternship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, 4 credits
    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.
  • SUR 807 Advanced Clerkship in Breast or Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    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.
  • SUR 808 Subinternship in Thoracic Surgery, 4 credits
    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.
  • SUR 809 Subinternship in Transplant Surgery, 4 credits
    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.
  • SUR 810 Subinternship in Cardiac Surgery, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    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.
  • SUR 811 Sub-internship in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, 4 credits
    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).
  • SUR 812 Sub-Internship in Robotic Surgery, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    The goal of this course is to expose students to fundamental aspects of robotic (DaVinci) surgery.
  • SUR 813 Trauma Surgery and Trauma-Informed Care, 4 credits
    9/11/23
    This elective is designed for 4th year medical students with an interest in trauma surgery‚Äďas well as trauma-informed care and the larger socio-political context that creates obstacles to health care for victims of violent injury from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • SUR 818 Subinternship in Surgical Intensive Care, 4 credits
    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.
  • SUR 820 Preceptorship in Surgery, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    This course is designed to increase a student's clinical experience in surgery. Preceptorships are available in all of the clinical disciplines of surgery.
  • SUR 890 Course at Other University, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    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).
  • SUR 950 Research in Surgery, 4 credits
    2/13/23
    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.