IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93SG790 — GENERAL SURGERY, VA HOSPITAL

Description:

This rotation exposes the medical student to the clinical practice of general surgery as it is practiced at a Veteran

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: David E. Matthews, M.D. (David.Matthews2@va.gov)

Director: David Matthews, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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)

Assessment

  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observations)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Surgery clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:

JuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMay
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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 mrendina@iupui.edu.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None