Surgery Clerkship
M95 790

Course Master(s)
John Kirby, M.D.

Course Description

Instructor: John Kirby, M.D., 362-5237
During the 12-week surgery clerkship, students are assigned to three four-week rotations, one of which is a required four-week general surgery rotation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and alternative rotation sites. In addition to the general surgery rotation, each student selects two four-week elective rotations from a variety of surgical specialties and/or related disciplines, such as critical care/anesthesia or musculoskeletal. The 12-week clerkship focuses on the diagnosis, care and management of surgical patients. The student is an active participant in the daily care of patients on each service and attends clinics, rounds, operating rooms, call nights and teaching conferences. Central to the 12-week clerkship are weekly small-group didactic sessions with assigned faculty members and a lecture/workshop series that covers a wide range of surgical topics and specialties, as well as provides opportunity for practice of basic clinical skills in simulated settings.