Elective Title: 49SG796 — GENERAL AND THORACIC SURGERY
This is a busy general and thoracic surgery service. There will be a good volume of typical general surgery cases such as cholecystectomies, hernia repairs (laparoscopic and open), intestinal operations, and appendectomies. The thoracic part of the rotation includes pulmonary resections, esophageal surgery, and surgery for benign intra-thoracic conditions. GI endoscopy, including ERCPs, is part of the experience. Office and intra-operative ultrasound are an integral part of this practice as well.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Darlenia Thomas (DarleniaF.Thomas@ascension.org)
Director: Chad Davis, M.D.
Location: St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: Dr. V. Mathavan, Dr. Kirpal Singh
- 1) Assist in management of surgical patients pre-operatively and post-operatively including first-assisting on their patients (PC3)
- 2) Conduct/Present clinical research or case reports based on student's surgical interests (ISC5)
- 3) Explain management of common general and thoracic surgical problems (MK4)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation).
Prerequisites: 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 60-80
Time Distribution: 85% Clinical; 5% Lecture; 5-10% Library; 0-5% Research
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Add/Drop Contact Person: Darlenia Thomas (DarleniaF.Thomas@ascension.org) To check availability, contact Darlenia Thomas at (DarleniaF.Thomas@stvincent.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