General Surgery Clerkship

Colon and Rectal Surgery

TITLE: Colon and Rectal Surgery

SPONSORING UNIT: Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando/Orlando Regional Medical Center

COURSE DIRECTOR: Paul R. Williamson, M.D.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: General Surgery Clerkship, Fourth Year Medical Student

COURSE GOALS: The student will shadow an attending from the Colon and Rectal Clinic. Typically, will be able to interact on a one-to-one basis with an attending and have exposure to a surgical private practice setting. Students will be expected to attend grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conference, pathology conference and journal club.

COURSE MATERIALS: Prepared student syllabus

METHODS OF EVALUATION: Clinical performance evaluation provided as a composite by Colon and Rectal Surgery faculty.

MEETING PLACE AND TIME: Graduate Medical Education, Medical Education Building,
86 W. Underwood Street, 1st Floor Lobby, 8:00a.m. (day one)

LENGTH: 4 weeks

ENROLLMENT LIMITS: One per month

OFFERED: August - November and January - May

CREDIT OFFERED: 100% of 4 weeks = 4 credits

BASIC OR CLINICAL SCIENCE: Clinical


Surgical Critical Care

TITLE: Surgical Critical Care

SPONSORING UNIT: Department of Surgery/Orlando Regional Medical Center

COURSE DIRECTOR: Chadwick P. Smith, MD, FACS

COURSE PREREQUISITES: General Surgery Clerkship, Fourth Year Medical Student

COURSE GOALS: This course provides the student with hands-on experience in the diagnosis and management of critically injured and acutely ill general surgery, burn and trauma patients. Students function as an integral part of the surgical critical care team along with the SCC fellow, junior level surgical resident(s), and an emergency medicine resident. The team is responsible for all aspects of critical care including bedside procedures, ventilatory management and post-surgical management. Students are expected to present patients on daily ward rounds and to take call. Students should note there are little to no surgeries; instead, students are encouraged to focus on correlating and coordinating care of all body systems.

Didactic teaching conferences, held three times per week, will expose the student to the pathophysiology and management of the critically ill patient. Students will be expected to attend grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conference, and journal club.

FACULTY PARTICIPANTS: Michael Cheatham, MD; Indermeet Bhullar, MD; William S. Havron III, MD; Joseph Ibrahim, MD; Matthew Lube, MD; and Howard Smith, MD

COURSE MATERIALS: Clerkship Curriculum, Academic Schedule, ICU Website, Call Schedule

METHODS OF EVALUATION: Students will be evaluated by members of the team as to their extent of participation, surgical knowledge, acceptance of responsibility, initiative, patient presentation, and technical ability. Students will evaluate the rotation as to content and achievement of goals.

MEETING PLACE AND TIME: Graduate Medical Education, Medical Education Building,
86 W. Underwood Street, 1st Floor Lobby, 8:00a.m. (day one)

LENGTH: 4 weeks

ENROLLMENT LIMITS: Two per month

OFFERED: July through November and January through May

CREDIT OFFERED: 100% of 4 weeks = 4 credits

BASIC OR CLINICAL SCIENCE: Clinical


Trauma Surgery

TITLE: Trauma Surgery

SPONSORING UNIT: Department of Surgery/Orlando Regional Medical Center

COURSE DIRECTOR: Joseph Ibrahim, MD

COURSE PREREQUISITES: General Surgery Clerkship, Fourth Year Medical Student

COURSE GOALS: This course provides the student with hands-on experience in the care of major trauma patients as well as emergency general surgery. Experience is gained by functioning as an integral part of the Acute Care surgical team at a Level I Trauma Center. This team consists of a trauma attending, senior surgical resident, junior surgical or emergency medicine resident (s), , PA and/or medical students. The team is responsible for all aspects of clinical care including trauma work-up, shock resuscitation, operative and post-operative care, and non-surgical management. Emergency Department consults for surgical assessments are also part of this rotation. Students are expected to take call with their team.

Morbidity and Mortality conference is held weekly at 7:00 am. Grand Round lectures with topics from general surgery, trauma, surgical critical care, colorectal surgery, and surgical oncology are held each week at 8:00 am. Basic Science conferences are held every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am. Journal Club is held the 3rd Friday of each month at 8:00 am.

FACULTY PARTICIPANTS: Michael Cheatham, MD; Indermeet Bhullar, MD; William S. Havron III, MD; Matthew Lube, MD; Chadwick Smith, MD; and Howard Smith, MD

COURSE MATERIALS: Academic Schedule, Call Schedule
Assigned readings from SurgicalCriticalCare.net’s EBM Guidelines: Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management; Chest Tube Management; Blunt Splenic Injury; Thromboelastography in Trauma; Cervical Spine Clearance; Multi-modality Rib Fracture Management

METHODS OF EVALUATION: Students will be evaluated by members of the team as to the extent of their participation; surgical knowledge; and acceptance of responsibility, initiative, and technical ability. Students will evaluate the rotation as to content and achievement of goals.

MEETING PLACE AND TIME: Graduate Medical Education, Medical Education Building,
86 W. Underwood Street, 1st Floor Lobby, 8:00a.m. (day one)

LENGTH: 4 weeks

ENROLLMENT LIMITS: Two per month

OFFERED: July through November and January through May

CREDIT OFFERED: 100% of 4 weeks = 4 credits

BASIC OR CLINICAL SCIENCE: Clinical


Urology

TITLE: Urology

SPONSORING UNIT:  Department of Urology/Orlando Health

COURSE DIRECTOR:  Jason C. Sea, MD, FRSCS

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Fourth Year Medical Student

COURSE MATERIALS: Reading materials will be suggested around clinical scenarios encountered during the elective. The student may use a general urology textbook for additional background reading (Campbell-Walsh, Smith and Tanagho, Gillenwater, etc).

METHODS OF EVALUATION:  Students will be evaluated by supervising attending and members of the team as to their extent of participation, surgical knowledge, acceptance of responsibility, communication skills, patient presentation, and technical ability. Students will evaluate the rotation as to content and achievement of goals.

LENGTH:   4 weeks

ENROLLMENT LIMITS: 1-2 students per rotation

OFFERED:   Year round

CREDIT OFFERED:  100% of 4 weeks = 4 credits

BASIC OR CLINICAL SCIENCE:   Clinical