College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Colorectal Surgery UTMC 2 Weeks

Title of Clerkship: Colorectal Surgery

Elective Type: 2 week elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: University of Toledo Medical Center

Course Number: SURG 719

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1 per service

Faculty: Dr. Stephanie Pannell

Elective Description/Requirements:
Students will be integrated into the service as a member of the surgical team, participating in all aspects of patient management, both inpatient and outpatient. The student will be expected to complete at least 40 hours per week on the service.

Length of Clerkship: 2 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of the rotation the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of common surgical problems. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-1, MK-4, MK-7
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in performing a complete surgical history and physical examination. EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4
  3. Implementing a plan for diagnostic evaluation. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, PC-9, MK-7
  4. Interpret the significance of the history and physical and laboratory and diagnostic findings to formulate a differential diagnosis. EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4, MK-7
  5. Demonstrate basic understanding of therapeutic options. EPOs: PC-8, PC-9, PC-10, MK-2
  6. Acquire basic operative skills necessary to perform less complex procedures. EPOs: PC-6
  7. 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, PC-4, PC-7
  8. Acquire skills to assist in colo-rectal and common general surgery procedures. EPOs: PC-6
  9. Suturing and laparoscopic procedure techniques. EPOs: PC-6
  10. Accurately present patient information concerning the patient’s condition, progress and results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3

UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Core Competencies 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 instruction
  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:
Rotation requires approval from clerkship director through the coordinator. Participation in night call is recommended because many cases come in after hours. A call schedule may be arranged per individual faculty member.

Last Updated: 1/22/23