IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 49SG746 — GENERAL SURGERY


The objective of this course is to provide a student with experience in all aspects of general surgery. Students will participate actively in preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative management of surgical patients seen in an active general surgical practice. The student will assist in surgery and work with the attending surgeon or resident.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org)

Director: Jonathan Saxe, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Dr. Glass, Dr. Isch, Dr. Kaderabek , Dr. Tigges, Dr. Rowe, Dr. Singh, Dr. Mathavan

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Create patient care plans based on surgical pathophysiology (MK3)
  • 2) Discuss preoperative, surgical and post-operative management of complex surgical diseases, including hepatic, biliary, pancreatic, gastrointestinal, trauma and oncologic surgery (MK4)
  • 3) Demonstrate basic knot-tying and wound closure techniques (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: To check availability, contact Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org). We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None