Program Coordinator: Mark K. Grove, MD

Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Time: Full time


Completion of core clerkship in general surgery.


To acquaint students with the evaluation, operative management and postoperative care of general and vascular surgery patients.


The student works directly with general and vascular surgeons. During the rotation, the student is exposed to all phases of patient care, including outpatient clinic, operating room and hospital. Emphasis will be placed on initial assessment, physical examination and preoperative evaluation. When appropriate, the student follows individual patients whose cases are particularly instructive. Supplemental reading for such cases is encouraged.

While no formal projects are required, ample opportunity exists for independent projects as dictated by the student’s special interests.


Evaluations are performed by the staff members to whom the student is assigned and the student evaluates the program. A report will be provided to the dean and phase coordinator upon request.