The University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery welcomes you to your core general surgery clerkship. We hope the next 8 weeks will be a very invigorating and positive educational experience.
The course syllabus is designed to provide you with a detailed overview of the clerkship expectations, learning objectives, service structure, your responsibilities and priorities and policies for student evaluations and grades. It is critical that the syllabus is reviewed PRIOR TO THE START of the rotation in order to insure success during the clerkship.
The goal of the Department of Surgery is to provide a learning environment in which medical students can acquire the skill set and knowledge to function effectively as a physician upon graduation from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Appropriate resources and structured interaction with Department of Surgery faculty and house staff will be provided, but it is critical that students take ownership and responsibility for their own learning. Those students who are motivated and proactive towards their learning opportunities will maximize their educational experience.