Elective Title: 93SG790 — GENERAL SURGERY, VA HOSPITAL
This rotation exposes the medical student to the clinical practice of general surgery as it is practiced at a Veteran
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: David E. Matthews, M.D. (David.Matthews2@va.gov)
Director: David Matthews, M.D.
Location: Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: Dr. Andrew Eppstein, Dr. Josef Braun, Dr. Michael Guzman, Dr. Joshua Waters, Dr. Eugene Ceppa, Dr. Imtiaz Munshi.
- 1) Acquire a patient history and physical exam while focusing on specific aspects of general surgical pathophysiology (PC1)
- 2) Formulate patient care plans considering a patient's pathophysiology (PC3)
- 3) Improve knowledge base of the preoperative, surgical and post-operative management of complex surgical processes, from gastrointestinal malignancy to routine outpatient general surgery (MK4)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observations)
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Surgery clerkship must be completed
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 70
Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Library
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
All on-campus surgery electives will be handled through the match. Post-match results, all additions and drops for surgery electives must be approved through Megan Rendina, Surgery Clerkship Coordinator at 274-7201 or email@example.com.
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None