Surgery Clerkship

Third-year students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine rotate through the Department of Surgery in small groups for eight weeks at a time as a part of their curriculum. While the students are in the clerkship, they are assigned to a team of attending surgeons and residents with whom they participate in the operating room, clinics and at departmental education conferences. The students also attend a series of 36 student-geared lectures prepared and presented by the surgery department's faculty members. Erica Coleman is the clerkship coordinator who works in conjunction with Dr. Emily Steinhagen, the clerkship director.

Surgery Clerkship Student Experience Details at UH

While in the surgery clerkship, students will experience:

  • Four weeks on a general surgery service
  • One week on the Acute Care Surgery Service
  • Two weeks on emergency medicine
  • One week on a surgical elective of their choice

Clinical Services

  • Holden: general surgery, hernia, bariatric and minimally invasive/robotic procedures
  • Lenhart: surgical oncology including pancreatic, liver, gastric. Breast, melanoma, sarcoma and endocrine surgery
  • Barry and Hubay: colorectal surgery
  • Wolkoff: transplant surgery
  • Izant: pediatric surgery
  • Allen and Cutler: vascular surgery
  • Schuck: surgical oncology including pancreatic, liver, gastric. Breast, melanoma, sarcoma and endocrine surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery: emergency general surgery

Electives

  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Surgical intensive care unit
  • Transplant
  • Urology

Contact at MetroHealth Medical Center

Emigda Gabriel
Surgery Clerkship Coordinator
216-778-3677
egabriel@metrohealth.org

Surgery Clerkship Student Experience Details at MetroHealth

While in the surgery clerkship, students will experience four weeks on a general surgery service. The clerkship also will include two electives for two weeks each in the following:

  • Green: general surgery, endocrine, bariatric/minimally invasive
  • Blue: general surgery, breast, surgical oncology
  • Vascular surgery

Electives

  • Burn
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthopedic surgery
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