Third-Year Medical Students

Eight-Week General Surgery Clerkship

The general surgery clerkship is an eight-week course designed to introduce students to the surgical management of disease and to gain familiarity with the multidisciplinary pre- and post-operative care of patients. During the four-week core general surgery rotation, students are exposed to a broad range of common surgical conditions and participate in patient care in the operating room, on rounds, and in the clinic. Students then rotate on two surgery subspecialty services for two weeks each. All students participate in didactic instruction on Fridays.

In addition to Boston Medical Center, hospitals that participate in the surgery clerkship include the VA Boston Healthcare System; St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass.; Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, R.I.; Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Mass.; and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Throughout the surgery clerkship, faculty and resident teachers are committed to ensuring students are welcomed, involved, and educated about all aspects of general surgery practice, as well as a sampling of subspecialties.

Subspecialty Rotations

  • Anesthesiology
  • EGS (emergency general surgery) & Trauma Consults
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Jeffrey Cooper, MD
Director, Surgery Clerkship

Sheina Theodore, MD
Associate Director

Please contact the Surgery Education office with any questions:
Lana Ketlere, Student Coordinator


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