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Medical Student Training

Medical Student Training

 

Surgery Clerkship – M2 & M3 (SURG:8301)

Instructors: Natalie Weger (Primary Instructor), Noel VanDenBosch (Course Supervisor)

Department of Surgery courses provide a unique combination of experience oriented toward patient care and understanding of surgery's place among the physician's skills. Surgery courses are open only to M.D. students and qualified students in associated health sciences (i.e. PA students).

Students develop an awareness of surgery's role in the treatment of disease. Emphasis is placed on general surgery, basic emergency surgery, trauma, oncology, burns, bariatrics, endocrine disease, pediatric surgery, transplantation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and peripheral vascular surgery.

The majority of surgery courses involve patient-centered discussions and practical exercises interwoven with operating room experience. Lectures and conferences are scheduled regularly on specific topics.

For more information on curriculum and medical school training, please check out the Carver College of Medicine website.

 

Surgery M3 & M4 Electives

The department offers independent study courses in selected surgery topics and clinical experiences; some are available to fourth-year M.D. students by arrangement with the faculty. A brief outline of available courses is listed below:

 

Advanced General Surgery 
SURG:8401:0400

Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Luis Garcia (Primary Instructor), Noel VanDenBosch (Course Supervisor)

 

Sub-internship in General Surgery 
SURG:8402:0400

Prerequisites: SURG:8301
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Luis Garcia (Primary Instructor), Noel VanDenBosch (Course Supervisor)

 

General Surgery Des Moines IA 
SURG:8406:0400

Prerequisites: SURG:8301 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Jeff Dietzenbach (Primary Instructor), Paula Rasmussen & Wendi Kuger (Course Supervisor)  


Intensive Care Unit-Trauma, IA Methodist 
SURG:8407:0400

Prerequisites: SURG:8301
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Jeff Dietzenbach (Primary Instructor), Paula Rasmussen & Wendi Kuger (Course Supervisor)  


General Surgery Davenport IA 
SURG:8409:0400

SURG:8301
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Joseph Lohmuller (Primary Instructor), Trish Halligan (Course Supervisor) 


M4 Prep Curriculum – NEW IN 2022
SURG:8460:0400

Prerequisites: Must be an M4 who have matched into a surgical residency
Time and location: April of graduating year
Instructors: Julia Shelton (Primary Instructor), Noel VanDenBosch (Course Supervisor) 

 

Research in General Surgery 
SURG:8497:0400

Prerequisites: SURG:8301
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Luis Garcia (Primary Instructor) 

 

Surgery on Campus 
(SURG:8498:0400)

Prerequisites: SURG:8301
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Luis Garcia (Primary Instructor) 
 

Surgery Off Campus 
(SURG:8499:0400)

Prerequisites: SURG:8301 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Luis Garcia (Primary Instructor) 

 

For questions on the surgery specific course, please email Noel VanDenBosch