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Medical Student Rotations

Surgery

Giving students the opportunity to observe and participate.

Opportunities

The Department of Surgery offers 3rd and 4th year rotations and surgical sub-specialties for medical students visiting from LCME and AOA accredited M.D. / D.O. schools.

Course Description

Third year and fourth year medical students will be educated by General Surgery Attendings and Residents during their rotation at ChristianaCare.  

Expectations and Responsibilities

You are expected' to assist in the care of patients assigned to you and those managed by the surgical service to, which you are a member. The house staff or an attending physician must always supervise your work. All physician orders at Christiana Care Health System are placed in the patient’s electronic medical record. You are welcome to learn the system with your supervising resident and to be a member of the order placement process for your assigned patients. You are expected to complete a history and physical examination of all patients assigned to you; during, the admission process, which must be countersigned by a supervising resident or attending. You are expected to complete daily progress notes, in the form of a SOAP note on your assigned patients, which must be countersigned by a supervising resident or attending. You are expected to be knowledgeable of the status of your assigned patients. You are expected to provide case presentations and answer clinically relevant questions at patient rounds or conferences. AII physical examinations must be performed with a chaperone present, no matter patient gender or anatomic location. You are expected to provide accurate and appropriate information to patients in the presence of or under the direct supervision of a resident or attending physician. You are expected to be well mannered, courteous, and well groomed. You are expected to act in a professional manner during all daily activities within the operating room, and with all patient and personal interactions at ChristianaCare Health System

Determined by school.

3 or 4 weeks determined by school.

3rd and 4th year students.

TBD

TBD

Inpatient and/or Outpatient Inpatient & Outpatient.

Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital.  

Variable.

Car is needed. Free parking available at both hospitals.

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
  • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
Course Description

Third year and fourth year medical branch campus students will be educated by Neurosurgery Attendings during their rotation at ChristianaCare. Students spend three or four weeks (depending on school) on their Neurosurgery rotation at Christiana Hospital.

Expectations and Responsibilities

You will be expected to:

    • Describe the presentation of a patient with an intracranial mass.
    • List signs and symptoms of elevated intracranial pressure.
    • Construct a differential diagnosis of an intracranial mass.
    • Outline diagnostic methods for an intracranial mass.
    • Describe the Glasgow Coma Score.
    • Compare and contrast epidural and subdural hematomas.
    • Describe the clinical picture of diffuse axonal injury.
    • Discuss intracranial pressure monitoring.
    • Describe treatment options for elevated intracranial pressure.
    • Describe the presentation of subarachnoid hemorrhage.
    • Outline radiographic evaluation and treatment options for subarachnoid hemorrhage.
    • Be able to perform basic physical examinations of patients.

    You are expected to be knowledgeable of the status of your assigned patients. You are expected to provide case presentations and answer clinically relevant questions at patient rounds or conferences. All physical examinations must be performed with a chaperone present, no matter patient gender or anatomic location.

    You are expected to provide accurate and appropriate information to patients in the presence of or under the direct supervision of a resident or attending physician. You are expected to be well mannered, courteous, and well groomed. You are expected to act in a professional manner during all daily activities, within the operating room, and within all patient and personal interactions at ChristianaCare.

    You are expected to dress professionally. Scrubs are permitted for daily and nightly activities on surgical service. However, scrubs are not to be worn coming to or leaving ChristianaCare. A white coat must be worn at all times outside of the operating room, if you are wearing scrubs. Formal attire is suggested during office hours, if applicable. Soiled scrubs should be changed as soon as possible.

    You are expected to abide by all HIPPA guidelines. You are expected to abide by all personal and professional policies of ChristianaCare and your medical school.

      Determined by school.

      3 or 4 weeks determined by school.

      3rd and 4th year branch campus students.

      Branch campus students will work with UME to determine schedule. Branch campus students only.

      Branch campus students only.

      Inpatient and/or Outpatient Inpatient & Outpatient.

      Christiana Hospital.

      Variable.

      Car is needed. Free parking available at both hospitals.

      • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
      • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
      • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
      Course Description

      Third year and fourth year medical branch campus students will be educated by Ophthalmology Attendings and rotating Residents during their rotation at ChristianaCare. Students spend three or four weeks (depending on school) on their Ophthalmology rotations at Wilmington Hospital.

      Expectations and Responsibilities

      You will be expected to understand the pathophysiology, ocular signs and symptoms, and treatment of common or urgent ophthalmic conditions.

      You will be expected to perform and document a basic eye exam. You are expected to be knowledgeable of the status of your assigned patients. You are expected to provide case presentations and answer clinically relevant questions at patient rounds or conferences. All physical examinations must be performed with a chaperone present, no matter patient gender or anatomic location. You are expected to provide accurate and appropriate information to patients in the presence of or under the direct supervision of a resident or attending physician. You are expected to be well mannered, courteous, and well groomed.

      You are expected to act in a professional manner during all daily activities, within the operating room, and within all patient and personal interactions at ChristianaCare.
      You are expected to dress professionally. Scrubs are permitted for daily and nightly activities on surgical service. However, scrubs are not to be worn coming to or leaving ChristianaCare. A white coat must be worn at all times outside of the operating room, if you are wearing scrubs. Formal attire is suggested during office hours, if applicable. Soiled scrubs should be changed as soon as possible.

      You are expected to abide by all HIPPA guidelines. You are expected to abide by all personal and professional policies of ChristianaCare and your medical school.

      Determined by school.

      3 or 4 weeks determined by school.

      (Year in med school).

      1.

      Branch campus students will work with UME to determine schedule. Branch campus students only.

      Branch campus students only.

      Inpatient and/or Outpatient Inpatient & Outpatient.

      Wilmington Hospital.

      Variable.

      Car is needed. Free parking available at both hospitals.

      • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
      • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
      • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
      Course Description

      Third year and fourth year medical branch campus students will be educated by ENT Attendings during their rotation at ChristianaCare. Students spend three or four weeks (depending on school) on their ENT rotation at Christiana and/or Wilmington Hospitals.

      Expectations and Responsibilities

      You will be expected to:

        • Understand Otolaryngology residency and the typical applicant.
        • Describe causes and treatments of head and neck infections.
        • Identify risk factors and treatment options for sleep apnea.
        • Understand basic audiometry.
        • Understand hearing loss, including risk factors, treatments and referrals.
        • Understand vertigo.
        • Be familiar with laryngology and bronchoesophagology.
        • Understand head and neck cancer, including diagnosis and treatment.
        • Understand principles of facial trauma, including treatment of wounds and facial plastic surgery.

        You are expected to be knowledgeable of the status of your assigned patients. You are expected to provide case presentations and answer clinically relevant questions at patient rounds or conferences. All physical examinations must be performed with a chaperone present, no matter patient gender or anatomic location.

        You are expected to provide accurate and appropriate information to patients in the presence of or under the direct supervision of a resident or attending physician. You are expected to be well mannered, courteous, and well groomed. You are expected to act in a professional manner during all daily activities, within the operating room, and within all patient and personal interactions at ChristianaCare.

        You are expected to dress professionally. Scrubs are permitted for daily and nightly activities on surgical service. However, scrubs are not to be worn coming to or leaving ChristianaCare. A white coat must be worn at all times outside of the operating room, if you are wearing scrubs. Formal attire is suggested during office hours, if applicable. Soiled scrubs should be changed as soon as possible.

        You are expected to abide by all HIPPA guidelines. You are expected to abide by all personal and professional policies of ChristianaCare and your medical school.

        Unique Attributes

        Example: lectures/conferences, reading material, etc.

        Determined by school.

        3 or 4 weeks determined by school

        3rd and 4th year branch campus students.

        1.

        Branch campus students will work with UME to determine schedule. Branch campus students only.

        Branch campus students only.

        Inpatient and/or Outpatient Inpatient & Outpatient.

        Christiana Hospital.

        Variable.

        Car is needed. Free parking available at both hospitals.

        • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
        • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
        • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
        Course Description

        Third year and fourth year medical branch campus students will be educated by Urology Attendings during their rotation at ChristianaCare. Students spend three or four weeks (depending on school) on their Urology rotation at Christiana and/or Wilmington Hospitals.

        Expectations and Responsibilities

        You will be expected to:

          • Define workup, management, treatment of Urologic conditions.
          • Define risk factors, workup and management of Urologic cancers.
          • Describe the diagnosis and treatment for cystitis.
          • Understand hematuria, impotence/erectile dysfunction, kidney stones/ Urolithiasis, Infertility, voiding dysfunction.
          • Understand the management of Urologic trauma.
          • Be familiar with pediatric urology.
          • Be able to perform basic physical examinations.

          You are expected to be knowledgeable of the status of your assigned patients. You are expected to provide case presentations and answer clinically relevant questions at patient rounds or conferences. All physical examinations must be performed with a chaperone present, no matter patient gender or anatomic location. You are expected to provide accurate and appropriate information to patients in the presence of or under the direct supervision of a resident or attending physician. You are expected to be well mannered, courteous, and well groomed. You are expected to act in a professional manner during all daily activities, within the operating room, and within all patient and personal interactions at ChristianaCare.

          You are expected to dress professionally. Scrubs are permitted for daily and nightly activities on surgical service. However, scrubs are not to be worn coming to or leaving ChristianaCare. A white coat must be worn at all times outside of the operating room, if you are wearing scrubs. Formal attire is suggested during office hours, if applicable. Soiled scrubs should be changed as soon as possible.

          You are expected to abide by all HIPPA guidelines. You are expected to abide by all personal and professional policies of ChristianaCare and your medical school.

          Determined by school.

          3 or 4 weeks determined by school.

          3rd and 4th year branch campus students.

          1.

          Branch campus students will work with UME to determine schedule. Branch campus students only.

          Branch campus students only.

          Inpatient and/or Outpatient Inpatient & Outpatient.

          Christiana Hospital.

          Variable.

          Car is needed. Free parking available at both hospitals.

          • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
          • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
          • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.

          Clerkship Directors

          Michael Goldberg, M.D

          Clerkship Coordinator

          Michelle Schweizer
          Email: mschweizer@christianacare.org

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