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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SUR 45024 - General Surgery

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. Students will spend a week at a time working closely with individual surgeons, while participating as members of the house officer team. Students will participate 1-2 days in clinic, depending on the attending and OR time. They will have some responsibility for a minimum of 15 patients/ week, with opportunities to see more based on their skill and interest level. Students will have full responsibility for patient care with supervision. Direct supervision will be required for all hospital encounters and procedures. Indirect supervision with direct supervision immediately available will be provided for hospital or clinic encounters with the expectation that the students will report assessment of the patient and proposed plan to the attending physician or resident. There will be daily morning rounds; weekly Morbidity, Mortality, & Improvement, Surgical Education Conferences (Grand Rounds), and Medical Student Conferences; bi-monthly Basic Science Conferences, Skills/Sim Lab Sessions, General/Vascular Ward Rounds, and Clinical Case Conferences; and monthly Vascular Conferences, Tumor Board Conferences, and Breast Conferences.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Nashville
Hospital: St. Thomas West Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of SUR-30000

Term offered: Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Julia Boll - jboll@tsclinic.com
Course Coordinator: Alyssa Miller - alyssa.miller@ascension.org - 615-222-4070

Website: http://comnashville.uthsc.edu/content/gs-clerkships/
Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
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: Yes
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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