Surgery Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Bakr Nour, MD, FACS, PhD

Staff Support: cct@qatar-med.cornell.edu

Rotation Duration: Eight weeks

The Surgery Clerkship is an 8-week clinical rotation in General Surgery. Medical students are required to successfully pass it during their third year (M3), in order for them to graduate.

During the core clerkship in surgery, the students will learn about “surgical” illnesses, so that no matter what area of medicine they choose for their career, they will be able to diagnose and plan for the care of patients who need surgery.

Each medical student will be assigned to a consultant or senior specialist in one of the teams. The student is expected to be present every day at “morning report meeting” from 7 - 8am. They are encouraged to perform pre-round on any assigned patient prior to morning report. At the end of “morning report”, the student will report to their respective assigned clinician and proceed to accompany them to that day’s activity. Activities will include OR, clinic or rounds.

The curriculum involves, in addition to the daily clinical rounds, several didactics lectures. The student assessment is based on the overall clinical evaluation, an oral exam, and a written exam (the NBME). The final grade is marginal/passing, high pass or honors.

For more information and a detailed description of the clerkship, please refer to the Surgery Clerkship Syllabus.



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