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Surgery Elective Course Description

Course Name: General Surgery Subinternship (Haidak)
Course Number: SU-4108
Elective Type: A

Mitchell Cahan, M.D.

Contact: Marilyn Lavergne

Department: Surgery
Sites Available: UMMHC- University Campus
Months Offered: E1-M10
Number of Students / Month: 1
Prerequisites: 4th year medical student 
Elective Description: 
After the completion of this 4 week elective the student will:
  1. Gain understanding of surgical disease that impacts a variety of organ systems including gastrointestinal, soft tissue, endocrine, etc. The focus of this elective will be dependent on minimally invasive, general, thoracic, otolaryngology, surgical oncology, colorectal, and head and neck surgery.
  2. Learn the important aspects of the medical history and proper physical examination including the abdominal exam as it pertains to acute illness within the peritoneal cavity.
  3. Learn diagnostic algorithms, which diagnostic tools to employ, and their indications and contraindications. Specific tests include ultrasound, CT scan, endoscopy, MRI, diagnostic laparoscopy and/or therapeutic laparotomy.
  4. Students will be directly involved with the operative management and post-operative care of those conditions so treated.