Surgery

This subinternship allows students the opportunity of in-depth exposure to surgical aspects devoted exclusively to the surgical care of the stomach and intestines in the clinic, hospital and operating room. Diagnosis and treatment procedures are coordinated with gastroenterologists, endoscopists, and cancer experts, with emphasis on the most successful surgery with the least pain, trauma, scarring, and recovery time.

Length of Rotation:
4 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes 

Learning Objectives:

1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the general surgical history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 20 patients.

2. Physical examination skills. Complete a physical examination for the evaluation of abdominal pain on at least 8 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.

3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common general surgical conditions requiring inpatient care and the general principles of how to manage such conditions.

4. Procedural skills. Perform or assist with incision, manipulation and suturing of tissues, excision of soft tissue lesions, repair of abdominal hernia, uncomplicated appendectomy, and abdominal laparoscopy.

5. Attitude:Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with all members of the multidisciplinary care team, patients and families.

6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for a gastroenterologist.

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Students are assigned advanced clinical duties in the field of Surgical Critical Care. Students will spend time in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit where they will participate in the management of critically ill surgical patients including general surgical, vascular, urologic, cardiothoracic, and neurosurgical patients. Topics covered include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway and ventilator management, fluid management, nutritional support, and the management of sepsis. Students can participate in all invasive procedures in the SICU including bedside tracheostomy, percutaneous gastrostomy placement, bronchoscopy, and arterial and central venous catheter placement. Students are directly responsible for one to two critical care patients under the direct supervision of the intensive care Attending. Sub-interns will present on rounds each day and assist in providing family and primary service communication. This rotation is limited to fourth year students.

Length of Rotation:2 or 4 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year surgery and medicine clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:
1. History skills.Gather the important information that is needed for the ICU history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 20 patients.

2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of cardiac and pulmonary system on at least 20 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.

3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common critical care conditions.

4. Procedural skills. Perform IV’s (20), arterial lines (3).

5. Attitude:Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the SICU care team, patients and families.

6. Career/context:Know the training/career pathway for Surgical Critical Care.

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This rotation provides students an intensive exposure to multiple facets in the care of the acutely burned patient: surgical and non-surgical care, critical care, outpatient wound care. Large burn injuries evoke the most severe critical illness known to medicine. Patients with such injuries are unstable for prolonged periods of time and require responsive and attentive critical care. The subintern will participate in this care, including procedures performed in the burn intensive care unit. Assessment of burn depth and the prognosis for wound healing is often far from straightforward and the subintern will participate in this assessment process with the rest of the team, learning to gauge depth and prognosis via examination of multiple patients during 4 weeks. Operative therapy for burns includes excisional debridement and often split thickness skin grafting, but there are multiple choices to be made in providing optimal care to a particular patient. The subintern will learn the rudiments of this decision making process and will be an active participant in all operations performed by the burn team.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum – 1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: no

Learning Objectives:

1. History skills.Gather the important information that is needed for the general history and complete a history in the medical record for 3 inpatients per week.

2. Physical examination skills. Performs accurate, rapid and thorough physical exam on burn patients.

3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: The medical student must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

4. Procedural skills. The medical student must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

5. Surgical Skills (under supervision): Perform tangential burn wound excision, harvest skin graft, apply and secure skin grafts to wound, use skin graft mesher, perform escharotomy, and insert central line.

6. Professionalism and Interpersonal Communication:The medical student must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to diverse patient populations.

7. Career/context:Know the training/career pathway for field in Burn Surgery. collapse

This rotation provides students with an intensive exposure to preoperative and postoperative management of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical patients and to intraoperative conduct of surgical procedures, with active participation in the operating room and in regular conferences. Students attend regular seminars covering major areas of cardiac surgery with members of the faculty, and may be required to present a seminar on a subject in cardiac surgery to faculty and resident staff.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-4 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level:3rd, 4th, 5th years

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the cardiac history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 1 patient.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of cardiac surgery on at least 1 patient. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common pediatric critical care conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform chest x-ray and CT scan on at least 10 patients.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the cardiac surgery care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for cardiac surgery.
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This elective entails an intensive exposure to laboratory and clinical aspects of cardiac transplantation. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between ongoing laboratory studies and clinical practice in this field. Students will be involved in the pre-operative assessment of prospective transplant candidates, donor procurement, intra-operative management and postoperative immuno suppression.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: yes 

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the cardiac history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 1 patient.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of cardiac transplantation on at least 1 patient. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common pediatric critical care conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform chest x-ray and CT scan on at least 10 patients.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the cardiac surgery care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for cardiac surgery.
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Students will actively participate in the diagnosis, treatment and operative and postoperative management of patients with congenital heart disease. Daily rounds on adult and pediatric cardiothoracic patients. Students will receive a large exposure to pediatric and adult surgical cardiac ICU care.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the pediatric cardiac surgery history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 5 patients.

2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of low cardiac function on at least 8 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.

3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common pediatric critical care conditions.

4. Procedural skills. Perform scrubbing in OR on at least 4 patients.

5. Attitude:Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Pediatric cardiac surgery team, patients and families.

6. Career/context:Know the training/career pathway for a pediatric cardiac surgeon.

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This elective exposes the student to in-depth clinical and surgical aspects of endocrine surgery. Special emphasis will be placed on the multi-disciplinary approach to the endocrine patient, understanding the laboratory and radiologic studies, cytopathology, biochemical analysis and stabilization of patients preoperatively, intraoperative decision making, as well as postoperative follow-up and outpatient evaluations of patients. Technical skills will be emphasized as well for students interested in improving their surgical hands.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum – 2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes (visiting students must have completed third year clerkships)

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for endocrine surgery patients history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 5 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of thyroid disease. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common endocrine surgical conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform orogastric intubation and Foley catheter placement.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the endocrine surgical team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for surgery / endocrine surgery.
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Experience the rewarding and meaningful rotation that is the General Thoracic Surgery Subinternship! There is a lot of teaching in the operating room, on the floors, and in the clinics when you are with us. In return, the Subintern will be expected to be a valuable contributing team member during daily rounds, in the operating room, in the outpatient clinics and at conferences. The majority of the patients under the care of the thoracic surgery service include patients with lung, esophageal, and mediastinal malignancies and infections, and many present both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In addition to the enriching interactions with the thoracic oncology patients, students will have the opportunity to understand the multidisciplinary approach that is undertaken in the management of these complex patients. If the subinterns are interested, clinical research projects and papers can also be pursued while on the service.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for a thoracic surgery history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 6 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for 5 preoperative, a postoperative, and nonoperative patients each with lung cancer. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common thoracic surgical issues.
  4. Procedural skills. Actively assist and scrub in thoracic surgery procedures and operations.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Thoracic Oncology Program care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for thoracic surgery.
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This clinical experience is independent of the third-year Surgery/Otolaryngology rotation, and takes place on an individual basis. It includes operating room experience, ward responsibilities and involvement in outpatient ENT.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes - (Dr. Bianchi’s approval and completion of third year clerkships required for visiting students)

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery (Oto/HNS) history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 10 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of Oto/HNS on at least 10 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common pediatric critical care conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform or assist in: 1) fiberoptic exanination, 2) treating epistaxis, 3) draining a peritonsillar abscess, 4) removing foreign bodies, 5) inserting a tracheotomy tube, 6) reading sinus and neck CT scans.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Oto/HNS care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Oto/HNS.
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This rotation provides exposure to the broad spectrum of otolaryngology and head and neck problems. The students spend time in both the operating room and the various clinics, including otology, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck cancer, facial plastics and sinus. The student will be asked to grasp in detail the head and neck exam and to learn diagnostic techniques and procedures useful to all medical specialties, not just otolaryngology. The schedule is flexible and allows students to choose to participate in operations and clinics of their special interest. Ample opportunity is provided to interact with the faculty and to develop a mentor relationship during the rotation.

Length of Rotation: 2 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: yes - department approval

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery (Oto/HNS) history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 10 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of Oto/HNS on at least 10 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common pediatric critical care conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform or assist in: 1) fiberoptic exanination, 2) treating epistaxis, 3) draining a peritonsillar abscess, 4) removing foreign bodies, 5) inserting a tracheotomy tube, 6) reading sinus and neck CT scans.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Oto/HNS care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Oto/HNS.
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This subinternship provides an in-depth exposure to the broad spectrum of pediatric surgical problems.  Specific attention is given to identifying the pediatric patient in crisis, a relevant skill whether or not the student pursues a career in surgery.  Objectives include understanding the correction of major congenital anomalies, management of trauma, care of the critically ill child, and management of solid tumors.  Experience includes in-depth exposure to the pediatric OR, training in neonatal and pediatric critical care, and experience in the pediatric surgical outpatient clinic.  The sub-intern is an integral part of the pediatric surgical team.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes (International visiting students must be fluent in English; this subinternship is under the Department of Surgery and Pediatrics)

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Pediatric Surgery history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 3 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of abdominal pain on at least 2 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common pediatric surgical conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform one of the following procedures on at least 5 patients: NG placement, I&D, suturing.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the pediatric surgery care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for pediatric surgery.
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This subinternship is a practical experience in the diagnosis and management of vascular disease, including pre- and post-operative care. The scope of the experience includes orientation to the non-invasive vascular diagnostic laboratory, out patient care in the Yale Vascular Center, and in-patient management (including patients in the OR, ICU, and the vascular surgery unit)

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Vascular Surgery Service history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 10 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of the vascular system on at least 20 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Recognize and understand the pertinent information regarding common vascular conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform Doppler assessment and measurement of ankle-brachial index on at least 5 patients.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the vascular surgery team, including patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Vascular Surgery as a specialty (including Fellowship training and integrated vascular surgery residencies).
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The subinternship is designed to provide the student an opportunity to participate in the evaluation and reconstructive surgery of deformity of congenital, traumatic and neoplastic origin. Students will be exposed to patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as operating room experiences supplemented by regular conferences.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information needed for the Plastic Surgery history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 4 (patients/wk).
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of wounds, hand injury, facial trauma and melanoma (pigmented nevi) on 8 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common conditions: management of open wounds, suspicious nevi, hand & face trauma and requests for cosmetic surgery.
  4. Procedural skills. The student will perform suturing, assisting in the operating rooms, assist in applying splints for fractured digits, change wound dressings, timing and removal of sutures.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the plastic surgery service care team.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Plastic Surgery.
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A four week rotation, the surgical intensive care unit will expose the senior medical student to the day to day and minute to minute management of the critically ill surgical patient. The breadth of surgical disease, spanning all aspects of surgery, allows the student to understand the management of respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal failure. Advanced techniques in ventilatory management, and state of the art sepsis management are used.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction:Not offered 08/11/14-10/03/14. NO EXCEPTION TO LENGTH OF ROTATION AND MAXIMUM STUDENT PER BLOCK.  Any students requesting a 2-week elective must see Jack LeConche or Mary Kennedy to receive approval from Dr. Maerz before scheduling it.

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes (section chief's approval for visiting students)

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the SICU history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 2 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of shock on at least 2 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common surgical critical care conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform large bore peripheral IV placement on at least 4 patients.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the SICU.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Surgical Critical Care.
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This rotation allows students the opportunity of an intensive exposure to surgical aspects of the treatment of cancer in the clinic, hospital and operating room. The interaction between surgery, medical oncology and radiation therapy will be experienced by following patients receiving multiple forms of therapy.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

1. History skills: Gather the important information that is needed for the Surgical Oncology history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 5 patients.

2. Physical examination skills: Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of a breast, liver, pancreas or GI tract problem on at least 3 patients in the pre or post operative setting. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.

3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common surgical oncology conditions.

4. Procedural skills: Perform skin closure on at least 10 patients undergoing major surgery and foley catheter placement on at least 3 men and 3 women.

5. Attitude:  Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Surgical Oncology care team, patients and families.

6. Career/context:  Know the training/career pathway for the specialty of Surgical Oncology.

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This intensive clinical experience emphasizes the preoperative assessment, intraoperative care, and post-operative management of patients suffering end stage organ system failure who are cared for by transplantation. Emphasis also includes the management of immunosuppressive medication regiments and the care of post-transplant problems.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the solid organ transplantation in liver kidney and pancreas history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 5 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation end stage liver disease on at least 10 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common conditions with liver cirrhosis.
  4. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the transplant care team, patients and families.
  5. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Transplant Surgery.
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A four week exposure to the urgent surgical care of the critically ill and injured. Students will be exposed to the evaluation and management of patients with traumatic and general surgical emergencies.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: Completion of third year clerkships

Accept Visiting Students: yes (completion of third year clerkships required for visiting students, section chief's approval for visiting students)

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Trauma/Emergency General Surgery history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 12 patients over four weeks.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of traumatic injuries and surgical emergencies on at least 12 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common surgical conditions and traumatic injuries.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform trauma/general surgery evaluations with FAST ultrasound on at least 6 patients over 4 weeks.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Trauma/Emergency General Surgery care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Trauma/Emergency General Surgery.
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Flexible program designed to provide an in-depth exposure to urology specialty areas. Student must have at least 6 months of prior clinical training. The sub intern will be a part of the urologic team and participate actively in the clinic, the OR, and on rounds. The urology sub internship at Yale will provide an in-depth view of the various sub-specialties within urology including uro-oncology, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) urology, endo-urology, neuro-urology, female urology and pediatric urology.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: yes (course offered at VA, if requested by student).  Visiting students must be 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of Medical School; International students must have completed USMLE 1&2 and a minimum three years of Medical School.

Learning Objectives:

1. History skills.  Gather the important information that is needed for the general Urologic history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 15+ patients.

2. Physical examination skills. Be able to perform a thorough and comprehensive Urologic physical exam. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.

3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common urologic conditions requiring outpatient and inpatient care and the general principles of how to manage such conditions. Understand operative techniques and principles. Understand what interventional options are available and the pros and cons of each.

4. Attitude:  Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with all members of the multidisciplinary care team, patients and families.

5. Career/context:  Know the training/career pathway for Urology.

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Students participating in a General Surgery elective rotation become an integral part of the residency program as a student member of the resident team and are supervised by the Chief Resident and Attendings on the service. During this rotation, students are fully integrated into the service and are expected to participate in all teaching conferences, Grand Rounds, clinics and attend core curriculum conference two hours per week. Under the supervision of the Chief Resident and faculty, students participate in the management of general surgical in-patients, preoperative evaluations, and outpatient clinics. Our goal is to provide an educational experience that will be of value to the student's eventual practice, regardless of which specialty he or she enters.

Length of Rotation:2 or 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction:N/A

Student's Class Level:4th year 

Prerequisite:N/A

Accept Visiting Students: 

US - yes; International - no

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills: Conduct patient history and determine differential diagnosis, laboratory procedures, and diagnostic studies for basic surgical problems.
  2. Physical examination skills: Complete a physical examination to determine differential diagnosis, laboratory procedures, and diagnostic studies for basic surgical problems.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: cognitive ability – the student should have a good fund of knowledge, be able to apply their knowledge base to tasks during rotation and demonstrate knowledge of basic trauma management, basic laparoscopy, acute abdomen, surgical emergencies, basic anatomy and physiology as it pertains to general surgery and trauma, and bariatric surgery.
  4. Procedural skills: The student will demonstrate manual dexterity and develop and execute patient care plans appropriate for the student’s level; perform minor surgical procedures, evaluate patients, assist with preoperative tasks, demonstrate basic principles of care for a trauma victim, identify early post-operative complications, apply basic wound care principles, demonstrate written communication, and assist with operative procedures as needed.
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and adherence to ethical principles.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for general surgery.
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