This is a six-week experience that combines experiences in the OR, inpatient surgical wards, and surgical ambulatory clinics. Students participate in the pre-operative, operative and post-operative care of ambulatory and hospitalized surgical patients. Students will complete the rotation at one of the following sites: Saint Barnabas Hospital Health System (Bronx, NY), Staten Island University Hospital (Staten Island, NY).
Surgery Clerkship Learning Objectives:
Obtain an accurate medical history on patients with surgical illnesses
Perform an accurate physical examination on patients with surgical illnesses
Identify appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures in the evaluation of patients with surgical illnesses.
Use the data from the medical interview and physical examination as well as supporting evidence to formulate a differential diagnosis for patients with surgical illnesses
Complete a write up that includes clinical information from the medical interview and physical examination, a differential diagnosis, and appropriate initial treatment plan for a patient with a surgical illness.
Identify an appropriate approach to evaluating, diagnosing and treating adult patients with surgical conditions
Engage in self-directed learning
Respond appropriately to feedback
Prepare effective patient write-ups
Deliver effective oral presentations
Work effectively and collaboratively with other members of the health care team
Communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and their families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
Demonstrate respect and compassion in the care of all patients
Demonstrate honesty and integrity in all professional activities
Describe the resources in the health care setting and in the community that would provide optimal care for patients
Recognize approaches to collaborative and team-based care for patients
Recognize the impact of social determinants of health on an individual patient