- Required core rotation
- 8 weeks in length
- Four week rotation on general surgery and four weeks on specialty surgeries based on student interest
- No formal on-call requirement
- Develop adequate knowledge, basic technical skills, and attitudes about surgical disease
- Display professional behavior and function effectively as a member of surgical team, often serving as first assistant with hands-on exposure in operating room at Mount Nittany Medical Center
- Recognize surgery as a specialized area of knowledge, practice, and research dealing with evaluation, medical management, and invasive treatment of patients with injuries and surgically treated diseases
- Evaluate, provide initial care, and consult surgical specialists appropriately for patients with injuries and surgically treated diseases (describe natural history, pathology, and pathophysiology)
- Exposure to da Vinci robot technology
- Outline the relevant anatomy and expected outcomes for commonly performed surgical procedures, as well as the indications and risks
- Discuss principles of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and care
- Develop independent learning skills
Meet our Faculty
- James Freije, M.D., clerkship site director
- W. Stephen Barnes, M.D.
- Robert Hall, M.D.
- Theodor Kaufman, M.D.
- Stephen Miller, M.D.
- Eugene Simoni, M.D.
Urology (utilizing da Vinci robot technology)