Course Catalog

SURG 338A. Advanced Surgery Clerkship (SUMC)

S2 Open to Visitors

Courses      Clerkships

Allows a student to function as surgical interns, but with reduced patient loads. This surgical sub-internship curriculum is designed to provide senior medical students with the skills and knowledge necessary to function as an intern. The curriculum focuses on practical skills, including wound care and bedside procedures, and intern-level floor management, from writing orders to managing pages from nurses. Students are assigned to one of the general surgery teams at SUMC. The student will be fully integrated to the service and expected to participate in all teaching conferences and grand rounds. The student will have meetings with the course director. The student must have successfully completed Surgery 300A. Note for visiting students: this course is principally directed at students who are seriously considering a surgical career. Contact James Lau, M.D., Dept. of Surgery, 300 Pasteur Drive H3680, Stanford, CA 94305-5655. *Please note: Visiting students must obtain approval from Ms. Karen Cockerill prior to applying for this clerkship. Please email requests to

Surgery 300A.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 3 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Call Karen Cockerill at 650-498-6052 at least two weeks prior; Students will be sent information by email.

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James Lau, M.D. (650-724-6490)

Other Faculty

Karen Cockerill (650-498-6052), Department of Surgery, 300 Pasteur Drive, H3658.

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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