College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Elective General and Bariatric Surgery-Gen B

Title of Clerkship: Elective General and Bariatric Surgery-Gen B

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Toledo Hospital

Course Number: SURG 741

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1

Faculty: Dr. Stanek, Dr. Jamil, Dr. Fourman

Elective Description/Requirements: Students will be integral members of the elective general surgery and bariatric surgery service caring for the general surgery and bariatric surgery patients.  Students will work intimately with the surgical team of attendings and residents assigned to the elective and bariatric general surgery B service. Students will participate in the work up of both elective general surgery patients and bariatric surgery patients from the preoperative assessment in the clinic to the operating room followed by the post operative follow up in the clinic.  Students will function as interns on the service under the supervision of the attendings and residents.  Students will gain experience in modern diagnosis and treatment of elective and bariatric patients. Students will participate in all aspects of patient management both in and outpatient, attend daily rounds and participate in the operating room.   Students are required to perform at least 3 full H&P’s and 3 discharge summaries.  Students will participate in overnight call.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Independently perform a detailed history and physical exam in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. (EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4)
  2. Accurately present patient information concerning the patient’s condition, progress and results of laboratory and imaging studies. (EPOs: PC-6, MK-7, PC-1, PC-3, IPC-1, IPC-2)
  3. Implement a plan and treatment options for the elective and bariatric patient. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-6)
  4. Perform basic OR skills including suturing, assisting with laparoscopic procedures, and wound care. . (EPOs: PC-6)
  5. Interpret significant findings of laboratory and diagnostic studies to formulate a differential diagnosis. (EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3)
  6. Write a complete and accurate daily progress note including interpretation of results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. (EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3)
  7. Implement and discuss a discharge plan for the elective surgical patient (MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-6)
  8. Manage a patient pre and post operatively. (EPOs: PC-8, MK-2)

Professionalism: Students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests-use/interpretation
  3. Small group discussions
  4. Case studies
  5. Ambulatory care experience
  6. Grand rounds
  7. Teaching rounds
  8. Residency program/departmental conferences

Evaluation methods employed:

  1. Clinical competency evaluations
  2. Faculty/Resident observation
  3. Professional assessments
  4. Attendance
  5. Case write up

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Surgery clerkship.

Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements: Participation in night call is recommended because many cases come in after hours.  A call schedule may be arranged per individual faculty member.

ECC Approved
December 2023

Last Updated: 3/6/24