Medical Student Training

Medical Student Training

Surgery Clerkship - M3

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.

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.

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. 

Surgery M4 Electives

Sub-internship in General Surgery 
075:216:400 (SURG:8402:0400)

Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor)

Advanced General Surgery 
075:217:400(SURG:8401:0400)

Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor) 

General Surgery Des Moines IA 
075:235:400(SURG:8406:0400)

Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Richard Sidwell (Primary Instructor), Carlos Pelaez (Course Supervisor) 

Intensive Care Unit-Trauma, IA Methodist 
075:236:400(SURG:8407:0400)

Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). more 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Richard Sidwell (Primary Instructor), Carlos Pelaez (Course Supervisor) 

General Surgery Davenport IA 
075:237:400(SURG:8409:0400)

Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). more 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Joseph Lohmuller (Primary Instructor), Carlos Pelaez (Course Supervisor) 

Surgery on Campus 
075:998:400(SURG:8498:0400
)

Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor) 

Surgery Off Campus 
075:999:400(SURG:8499:0400)

Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). 
Time and location: ARR 
Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor)