SELECT SOSRA - Outpatient- Surgery
DIRECTOR FOURTH YEAR DEPARTMENT COURSES: F. Dean Griffen, M.D.
SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Outpatient Clinic
SELECTIVE DIRECTORS: F. Dean Griffen, M.D., 675.6100, Room 3-203
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Debbie Thornhill, 675.6100, Room 3-303
LOCATION: University Health - Shreveport, VA Hospital - Shreveport
NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER 2 WEEK BLOCK: 2
SELECTIVE AVAILABLE DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: SOSRA
Primary Goals of Selective
The student will:
1. To learn a more advanced understanding of surgical disease processes and treatment.
2. To obtain advanced experience with developing assessments and plans for outpatients.
3. To learn better to maximize use of electronic records.
The student will:
1. The student will be assigned out patients to evaluate with emphasis on independent assessment and plan.
2. The student will check out with residents or attendings after fully completing a review of the record and establishing a complete SOAP note.
3. The student will perform basic surgical procedures in the outpatient setting with help from interns and residents.
4. The student will use electronic records for review and documentation.
5. The student will interact with and mentor 3rd year students on the rotation.
6. The student will formulate a log and enter it into the ACS website at www.acseper.facs.org on the journal page. The log must include at least seven cases. Each case logged must include a brief synopsis of the encounter, a list of what was learned, and a review of at least one relevant article. Case logs must be 250 words or more. No patient can be used for more than one case, but specific surgical diseases may be used for multiple cases as long as the learning points and references differ.
Resources for Learning
Participating faculty: Surgical faculty
Texts: Lawrence, Essentials of General Surgery
Hands-on Experience: Outpatient clinics
Directed Readings: According to cases evaluated
Self-directed Learning: Case studies
* Attendance requirements
The student will report to the elective surgery clinics on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
At the beginning of the second week of the elective, the student will be prompted by the secretary, Ms. Debbie Thornhill, to pick up a Formative Evaluation Form and expedite completion. Once completed, it must be returned to Ms.Thornhill for review. If additional feedback is desired or required, Dr. Griffen will accommodate.
Outcome and Evaluation Measures
Students will receive a grade of pass (P) or fail (F). No student will receive a pass (P) without completing the log requirements.
At the end of the course, the course director will review the student’s log requirements. Performance will be judged on the basis of knowledge, skill, and professionalism. Professionalism will be measured in terms of punctual attendance, maturity, interpersonal and communication skills, approach to the patient, and interaction with faculty and other staff.
All foreign medical students who wish to do a clerkship in Surgery here at LSUHSC-S must be interested in applying to and qualified for our residency training program as well, because we have very limited clerkship positions available. Please see criteria for foreign medical graduates to qualify for residency training here on our website: http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu; then click on “LSU Residency and Fellowship Programs.” If you meet these specifications, please let us know that you have read the requirements and that you qualify, so we can continue the process of approving a clerkship for you.