College of Medicine MD Curriculum

General Surgery-Promedica Surgeons-Adrian, Michigan

Title of Clerkship: General Surgery-Promedica Surgeons-Adrian, Michigan

Elective Type: 4th year Elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Promedica, Surgeons, 777 Kimole Lane, Suite 220 Adrian, MI 49221

Course Number: SURG 721

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1 per service

Faculty: Dr. D Diep, Dr. K. Homer

Elective Description/Requirements:
Students will be integrated into the general surgery service as a member of the surgical team, participating in all aspects of patient management, both inpatient and outpatient, which includes daily rounding on inpatients, completing both history and physicals on clinic patients, working up the preoperative patient, assisting in the operating room and endoscopy.  The student will be expected to complete at least 40 hours per week on the service.  AHEC credit is given for time spent on this rotation.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Discuss the etiology of common surgical problems. (EPOs: PC-5, PC-6, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7)
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in performing a complete surgical history and physical examination. (EPOs: PC-1, IPC-1, MK-1, MK-4, PC-6, PBL-2)
  3. Implementing a plan for diagnostic evaluation. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-6, PC-7)
  4. Interpret the significance of the history and physical and laboratory and diagnostic findings to formulate a differential diagnosis.( EPOs: MK1, MK4, MK6, MK7 PC6, PC7)
  5. Identify therapeutic options. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-6, PC-7)
  6. Acquire basic operative skills necessary to perform less complex procedures. (EPOs: PC-5)
  7. Write a complete and accurate daily progress note including interpretation of results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. EPOs: MK1, MK4, MK6, MK7 PC6, PC7)
  8. Acquire skills to assist in wound care and common general surgery procedures. (EPOs: PC-5)
  9. Suturing and laparoscopic procedure techniques. (EPOs: PC-5)
  10. Accurately present patient information concerning the patient’s condition, progress and results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. (EPOs: MK1, MK4, MK6, MK7, PC1, PC6, PC7)

UT/COMLS 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: Housing is not provided. AHEC credit is given for time spent on this rotation.

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 7/21/23