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M3 Surgery Clerkship
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SHADOWING:
   M1 & M2 Trauma
   All Other Shadowing

M3 SURGERY CLERKSHIP:
   Contact Info
   Overview
   Program Components
   Goals & Objectives
   Educational Resources
   e-Curriculum
   Lecture Schedule (10.12)
   M3—Call Instructions
   Honors Advice

M4 SURGERY ELECTIVES

RESIDENCY PROGRAMS:
   General Surgery
   Oral & Maxillofacial
   Plastic & Reconstructive
   Urology

FELLOWSHIPS:
  Advanced GI MIS
  Burn
  Cardiothoracic
  Critical Care
  Surgical Oncology
  Transplant Surgery
  Vascular Surgery

ADDITIONAL LINKS:
   Simulation Center
   CME Office
   All About RVA

RESOURCES:
   Surgery Library Guide
   Surgery Intranet (GSW)

Clerkship Overview

TRAINING IN SURGICAL MANAGEMENT

photoThe Department of Surgery 3rd year Clerkship is an 8-week course that presents surgical approaches to adult and pediatric diseases.

The overall objective is to train “generalist” physicians in surgical management of adult diseases. Students rotate on a General Surgery (GS) service for 4 weeks, then on 2 surgery specialty services for two weeks each. The M3 Clerkship Syllabus is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the GS Clerkship.

GS Clerkship activities include skill sessions on breast exam, suturing, and nasogastric (NG) tube placement. Students are also required to attend weekly didactic seminars which are held Thursday afternoons. Lectures and slide presentations may be viewed prior to attending didactic seminars as these are intended to be interactive with case scenarios, questions and answers. All services are required to release students from duties to attend these mandated seminars.

The M3 GS Clerkship Orientation is held the first Monday of the rotation, beginning at 7:00 AM in MMEC, Room 3-101.

Students receive an email from the Clerkship Coordinator prior to beginning their rotation which includes pertinent information about the orientation-day process.

Students also receive a hard copy of the Syllabus, however ALL lecture materials are available on the VCU School of Medicine (SoM) e-Curriculum Portal.  

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