IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 53SG701 — GENERAL SURGERY


One-on-one surgeon and student interaction in the office, on the wards and in the operating room. The student will share in the daily conduct of a busy general surgery practice. Little to no scut. All learning and experience.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Patty Booker (pabooker@iupui.edu)

Director: Jerry Jesseph, M.D.

Campus: Bloomington

Location: IU Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington)

Other Faculty: Terry Greene, M.D.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Diagnose and develop a treatment plan for common surgical conditions (PC3)
  • 2) Recognize indications for and interpret tests used in the management of the surgical patient (PC3)
  • 3) Describe etiology of common surgical conditions (MK2)
  • 4) Demonstrate the appropriate physical exam of the surgical patient (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50-60

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None