Elective Title: 93ST790 — ADULT THORACIC SURGERY
Students participating in this surgical elective will be given a broad overview of the practice of academic surgery at a university-based hospital. The student will participate in the preoperative, surgical and post-operative management of complex surgical diseases, including pulmonary and esophageal oncologic surgery. A student will participate in all aspects of patient care as a member of the surgical team. The elective will offer an exposure to the complexity and challenge of tertiary-care, thoracic surgery.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops:
Director: Karen Rieger, M.D.
Location: IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: Dr. Kenneth Kesler, Dr. Thomas Birdas, Dr. Mimi Ceppa
- 1) Acquire a patient history and physical exam while focusing on specific aspects of thoracic surgical pathophysiology (PC2)
- 2) Formulate patient care plans considering a patient's pathophysiology (PC3)
- 3) Describe the preoperative, surgical and post-operative management of complex surgical diseases, including basic oncologic surgical principles for pulmonary and esophageal cancer (MK4)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observations)
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Surgery clerkship must be completed
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40
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? No
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None