Medical Student Elective Catalog: SUR3-4010/F General Surgery - CHATT



Course Coordinator: Michael Greer, MD
Contact Information: Holly Rambo or Maggie Hamblen 423-778-7695

Approval Authorization Required: No

Location: Erlanger Health System 

Orientation Location: Surgery Academic Office Suite 401B
Size: 2

Overnight Call: One in each four week rotation

Weekend Work: Two weekends

Flexibility: Some – Must be approved by Clerkship Director

Deadline for Cancelation: 30 days before start of rotation

Blocks Offered: All
SUR 3001/F
Pre-reading: None 
This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 7 credit hours 


Summary of Elective:

This senior elective includes daily rounds, rounds with teaching staff, grand rounds, out-patient clinic assignments three days per week, conferences on various subjects three days per week, and emergency room assignments. Assignments on the different services include both service and indigent patients. Students have primary responsibilities for diagnostic workup and assistance on surgical procedures of patients assigned to their respective service. I.V. and lab teams are provided by the hospital; therefore, limited paramedical services are supplied by students. Opportunity for technical skills development is afforded through an organized course in the surgical skills laboratory. 


updated 5/2016

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