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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 catalog

SURG 300 - Surgery

F. Dean Griffen, M.D., Clerkship Director

6.00 credit hours

Students are assigned to general surgery for 6 weeks. The goals of students taking the course include learning how to perform a problem-focused history and physical on a surgical patient, developing substantial knowledge and skill regarding the diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases, becoming facile in the written documentation of inpatient and outpatient care, maturing the various aspects of professionalism, and gaining insight into the degree to which one possesses the aptitudes for the technical skills required for a career in surgery. These goals are met with a series of 14-16 lectures; patient encounters onwards, in clinics, on call, and in the operating room; simulation labs for knot tying and suturing; standardized patient encounters; teams interaction and learning; and a multiplicity of conferences that are didactic and interactive. Case logs, procedure logs, and exposure logs are used to validate the achievement of a global experience. To assure access to multiple faculty and resident teachers and to assure a broad exposure, students rotate through a general surgery service and a specialty service.