Welcome to the Student Clerkship Homepage
The Department of Surgery welcomes you to this portion of your educational experience.
You are entering an exciting and challenging phase of your medical education. The
following information is provided to help orient you to the various activities in
which you will participate and to review some of the goals for this course. The Surgery
clerkship office is located in Dowling Hall in Room 2141. Office telephone is 419-383-3580.
The fax number is 419-383-6636. Voice mail is activated 24 hours/7 days per week.
Contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Structure of the Clerkship
The surgery student’s clerkship consists of a 10 week program with 3 rotations. The
first week includes an extensive orientation with core general surgery didactics,
operating room scrub sessions, hospital orientation, suture lab, and workshops. 6
weeks of the rotation will consist of general surgery at The University of Toledo’s
Health Science Campus, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, The Toledo Hospital, Riverside
Methodist in Columbus, Akron, St. Joseph’s Mercy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and various
AHEC sites. Three weeks of the rotation may include a surgery subspecialty consisting
of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology, and Orthopedic
Surgery. We also include Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Vascular Surgery and Pediatric
Surgery rotations. The objective of the clinical rotation is to learn surgical concepts
and management skills.
On the last week before the final exam is given the students will attend an oral examination
session and participate in a surgery OSCE demonstrating their skills they have learned
modeled after the Clinical Skills CS.
Professor and Chairman
Gerald B. Zelenock, MD
Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director
David Heidt, MD
Claudia Davis, C.M.A.
For information on the Surgery Club for medical students please visit: http://www.utoledo.edu/med/studentaffairs/surgery.html