Supervised Clinical Practice Experience

Surgery (4 weeks) [PA 304] 4 credits (View All)
Students in this rotation participate in varied surgical patient care responsibilities, under the supervision of a surgical resident or staff surgeon.  Emphasizes general surgery, though students may have some exposure to other surgical specialties and subspecialties. Students assist in surgical patients’ initial assessment, which includes obtaining accurate medical histories and performing physical examinations.  As members of the surgical team, students participate in preoperative management, including patient education and procedures necessary to prepare patients for surgery.  Students assist surgeons in the operating room and have an opportunity to become familiar with operating room procedures and equipment. Students are also involved in patients’ postoperative evaluation and management.  When possible, students attend surgical grand rounds and other surgically-oriented educational meetings.

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