Gregory Dakin, M.D.
Medical Student Coordinator
Department of Surgery
525 East 68th Street, Room F-732, Box 207
New York, NY 10065
Office: (212) 746-9374
Fax: (212) 746-8802
During this clerkship students will learn about "surgical" illnesses; irrespective of the area of medicine chosen for a career, they will be able to diagnose and plan for the care of patients who require surgery. For the specific behavioral and surgical skills that a student should have mastered by the end of the Surgical Clerkship, please click on the “course learning objectives” link in the upper-right.
The third-year Surgery Clerkship will consist of a four-week General Surgery rotation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a four-week rotation at either New York Hospital of Queens or Lincoln Hospital, and a three-week cycle of elective rotations completed at NYPH.
In the Surgical clerkship, student's responsibilities include:
- Devoted participation in surgical team activities
- History and physical examination notes on assigned patients
- On call availability, to be determined by team leaders
- Assigned presentations at conferences on surgical problems, including case outlines and appropriate literature reviews
- Active, prepared participation in the operating room
- Attendance of lectures and course conferences
There are approximately 10-15 core surgical lectures that will take place during the course. In addition, students will participate in Suturing Workshops and weekly sessions in the Skills Acquisition & Innovation Laboratory. Clerkship students will also attend a weekly case conference with the Department Chairman.
Grading, Evaluation and Examinations
Grading for the twelve week General Surgery experience will be on a Pass, High Pass, Honors basis. Components of your final grade include: team evaluations, oral examination, written examination, and attendance.