To gain appreciation of surgery as a body of knowledge that incorporates operative techniques, anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, bacteriology, medicine and psychology.
To increase knowledge in preoperative and postoperative care.
To expose student to surgical office practices.
Familiarity with endoscopic techniques.
To participate in acute critical care.
To expand manual skills of wound care and invasive body techniques.
Participation in admission, preoperative, operative therapy, and postoperative care of the surgical patient. A. Elective and emergency patient. B. Admission history and physical examination. C. Planning and participation in diagnostic work-up. D. Participation in office patient evaluation and procedures.
Attendance and participation in surgical conferences.
Read appropriate current surgical literature.
The student may be required to submit an essay paper upon request.