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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SUR 45065 - Transplant

Cr Hrs: 6
Session Length: 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The students will become familiar with the care and management of kidney transplant recipient, living kidney donors and patients with end stage renal disease in need of dialysis access. The students will have responsibility for 1 to 3 patients per week. The students will be expected to function as a junior intern in care and management of transplant patients to facilitate flow of patients in the hospital and clinic as well as participate in surgical procedures at a level commensurate with skill and experience. The students will receive direct supervision by attending surgeon and PGY2 resident. The student will attend selection committee to discuss donor and recipient candidates, morbidity and mortality conference, general surgery grand rounds, and optional participation in GI tumor service. For patient care the typical procedure and activities the students will perform will be kidney transplant and vascular access. No in-house, overnight call. One weekend day rounds every other week.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Knoxville
Hospital: University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of SUR-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Alex Cantafio - acantafi@tennessee.edu
Spring - Instructor of Record: Alex Cantafio - acantafi@tennessee.edu
Course Coordinator: Rachel Roberts - rroberts1@utmck.edu - 865-305-9294

Website: http://gsm.utmck.edu
Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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