Surgery

Students receive 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.

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Students receive intensive exposure to laboratory and clinical aspects of cardiac transplantation. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship between ongoing laboratory studies and clinical practice in this field. Students are involved in the pre-operative assessment of prospective transplant candidates, donor procurement, intra-operative management and postoperative immunosuppression.

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This rotation provides students 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.

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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.

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Students participate actively in the diagnosis, treatment and operative and post�operative management of patients with congenital heart disease. Daily rounds on adult and pediatric cardiothoracic patients. Students receive intensive exposure to pediatric and adult surgical cardiac ICU care.

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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.

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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.collapse

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 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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.

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Students receive in-depth exposure to the broad spectrum of pediatric surgical problems of the abdomen, chest, head, neck and pelvis. Students gain experience with 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. Elective students are an integral part of the pediatric surgical team.

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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).

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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.

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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: NO EXCEPTION TO LENGTH OF ROTATION AND MAXIMUM STUDENT PER BLOCK.collapse

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.

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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 includes the management of immunosuppressive medication regiments and the care of post-transplant problems.

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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.

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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. Students are scheduled from September through June. 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.

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