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Courses in Surgery (SUR)

Lower Division

99. Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Research (1-5)

Laboratory—3-15 hours. Multidisciplinary research in cardiovascular tissue engineering and regeneration for acquired and congenital cardiovascular disease. (P/NP grading only.) —F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Si

Upper Division

192. Internship in General Surgery (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship by preceptor. Supervised work experience in general surgery and related fields. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study in General Surgery for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: advanced undergraduate student with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

430. Surgery Clerkship (12)

Clinical activity—45 hours. Prerequisite: approval by School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress. Eight week general surgery clerkship includes GI, Burn, Oncology, Plastics, Vascular Cardiothoracic, consult, transplant and trauma. Clerkship assignments are at UCDMC. Daily core material presentations and reading assignments. Student involvement includes work-up and care of surgical patients. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. Wisner

430F. SJVP Surgery Clerkship at UCSF (12)

Clinical activity—45 hours. Prerequisite: approval by School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress. Eight-week general surgery clerkship includes GI, Burn, Oncology, Plastics, Vascular Cardiothoracic, consult, transplant and trauma. Clerkship assignments are at UCSF Fresno. Daily core material presentations and reading assignments. Student involvement includes work-up and care of surgical patients. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Wisner

439D. Directed Clinical Studies in Surgery (1-12)

Clinical activity—40 hours. Prerequisite: partial completion of a Clinical Rotation; consent of instructor. Individual directed studies in extended preparation for modified curriculum or to complete a clinical rotation following a leave of absence. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

439R. Directed Studies in Surgery (1-12)

Clinical activity—30 hours; independent study—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Individual directed studies in extended preparation for remediation of all or part of clinical rotation. Clinical studies to accommodate and satisfy remedial work as directed by the Committee on Student Progress and approved by the course IOR. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

450. Surgical Skills Boot Camp (3-6)

Workshop—10 hours; independent study—30 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Goal of the surgical skills boot camp didactic is to enable students to demonstrate competence in basic surgical skills and theory, using analytical thinking and hands-on simulation. May be repeated for credit. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)  Pierce

461. Surgery Burn Unit Clerkship (6 or 9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student or third-year medical student with completion of course 430; consent of instructor. Externship in the eight-bed Burn Unit, and the 80 bed Shriners Hospital for Children. Principles of critical care, fluid and electrolyte resuscitation and management of surgical wounds in both adults and children. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Greenhalgh

462. Surgery Trauma Service Clerkship (6 or 9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student, or third-year medical student with completion of course 430; consent of instructor. Student works as an extern on one of the two general surgery Trauma teams, participating in resuscitation and management of critically injured patients. Team hours consist of 24 hours on, and 24 hours off. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Phan, Salcedo

463. Surgery Intensive Care Unit (6 or 9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student, or third-year medical student with completion of course 430; consent of instructor. Student participates in direct supervision of critically ill surgical patients in a twelve-bed surgery ICU. Each student is closely supervised. Provides in-depth experience with management of critically ill patients. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Cocanour

466. Clinical Plastic Surgery Elective (3-9)

Clinical activity—50 hours. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year medical students; Surgery 430; consent of instructor. Total involvement in patient care involving surgical preparation, treatment, operative care, and follow-up. Developing and understanding reconstruction and aesthetic plastic surgery. Microvascular surgery included. Student rotation. (H/P/F grading only.).—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

467. Surgical Oncology (3-9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student, or third-year medical student with completion of course 430; consent of instructor. Students actively participate in management of patients requiring surgery for cancer, endocrine disease and selected general surgical problems. Cases include malignant melanoma, sarcomas, gastrointestinal cancer, head and neck pathology, and metastatic malignancies. Attending rounds daily. Four teaching conferences weekly. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Bold

468. Cardiothoracic Surgery Clerkship (6-9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student, or third-year medical student with completion of course 430; consent of instructor. Student works as an extern on the Cardiothoracic Surgical Service, participating in perioperative management and operations on the heart, lungs, mediastinum, and other thoracic structures. Regularly scheduled teaching conferences are conducted. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)  Young

471. Gastrointestinal Surgery (3-9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student or third-year medical student with completion of course 430, Internal Medicine 430 and Pediatrics 430; consent of instructor. Student participates on the GI Surgery Service, working under the immediate supervision of the faculty and surgical housestaff, involving the full spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases performed by the medical student. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)  Ho

472. Vascular Surgery (3-9)

Clinical activity—full time. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student or third-year medical student with completion of course 430, Internal Medicine 430 and Pediatrics 430; consent of instructor. Student participates on the vascular surgery service and in the management and operations of arterial and venous system, exclusive of diseases that require cardiopulmonary bypass for treatment. Includes patient care responsibilities with appropriate supervision. (H/P/F grading only.) —F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Dawson, Humphries

475. Pediatric Surgery (6-9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student or third-year medical student with completion of course 430; consent of instructor. Care of patients with neonatal congenital surgical problems. Fluid and electrolyte management in infants. General experience with acquired surgical diseases in children. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Marr

476. Surgical Consult Service (6-9)

Clinical activity. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student or third-year medical student with completion of course 430; consent of instructor. Students function as acting interns working in parallel with the interns on the service. They consult on all non-trauma patients in the emergency room and on the wards and also participate in the operating room. (H/P/F grading only.) —F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Wisner

477. Clinically Oriented Anatomy (3)

Clinical activity—40 hours. Prerequisite: completion of three years of medical school. Restricted to fourth-year medical student only. Anatomy of selected regions of the body using cadaver dissection, prosections and interactive CD-ROMs. Anatomical relationships relevant to common surgical procedures. Surgical and interventional radiology procedures. (H/P/F grading only.)—W. (W.) Khatri

478. Surgical Preceptorship: Off Campus (3-18)

Clinical activity—60 hours. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student; consent of instructor. Student participates in the preoperative, operative and postoperative care of surgical patients under the supervision of attending staff. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Holcroft

480. Insights in Surgery (1-3)

Clinical activity—3-9 hours. Prerequisite: medical student in good academic standing and consent of instructor. Individualized activities, including ward rounds, subspecialty clinics and conferences, grand rounds, and observation of a variety of surgical procedures. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

481. Interactive Clinical Case Presentation (ICCP) (3)

Clinical activity—1 hour. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical students; however, course is open for third and fourth year student observers. Course taught as one session (4 hours) per month for three quarters (July to March); students who enroll can earn up to three credits and the minimum requirements will be to attend at least six sessions; students can do all nine sessions and work toward an honor; for the written part students will have to pick two of the nine case presentations and write a detailed paper with a literature review on "The Current management" of that disease-this can in fact be a manuscript submitted for publication with a faculty member as an adviser; maximum of 10-15 students in good standing. Case presentation of common clinical scenarios(i.e. chestpain/MI; fever/pneumonia; abdo pain/chlecy stites etc.) from various discipline held in an auditorium with real patients exposure. Interactive session to review history, physical findings and case management. Students will be asked to perform H&P. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, Su. (F, W, Su.) Khatri

493. Clinically-Oriented Anatomy Special Study Module (6)

Lecture—5 hours; lecture/laboratory—10 hours; laboratory—16 hours; clinical activity—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to School of Medicine students only. Reviews aspects of the anatomy of the head and neck, thoracic cavity, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, vascular system, peripheral nervous system and central nervous system. Focus on the understanding of anatomy related to common surgical procedures. (Cell Biology and Human Anatomy 493.) (H/P/F grading only.)—S. (S.) Blankenship, Khatri

493B. Critically Ill Surgical Patients SSM (6)

Lecture—5 hours; lecture/laboratory—10 hours; laboratory—16 hours; clinical activity—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to UC Davis School of Medicine students only. Special Study Module, a four week course on the topic: Application of Basic Cardiopulmonary Physiology to Problems Encountered in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Holcroft

493C. Physiological Principles in SICU SSM (6)

Lecture—5 hours; lecture/laboratory—10 hours; laboratory—16 hours; clinical activity—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to UC Davis School of Medicine students only. Special Studies Module, A four week course on the topic: Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient: Use of Physiological Principles to Guide Treatment of Patients with Common Surgical Problems. (Same course as Human Physiology 493C.) (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Cala, Holcroft

493D. Interdisciplinary Study of Gastrointestinal Cancer (6)

Lecture—5 hours; clinical activity—12 hours; laboratory—3 hours; discussion/laboratory—20 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. In-depth study of gastrointestinal, hepatic and pancreatic cancer. Emphasis on an integration of basic science and clinical medicine. Participating departments include pathology, surgical oncology, medical oncology, gastroenterology, radiology and radiotherapy. (Same course as Pathology 493.) (H/P/F grading only.)—F, S. (F, S.) Khatri, Olson, Ruebner

494H. Fourth-Year Surgical Honors Program (18)

Prerequisite: completion of third year of medical school with superior performance on course 430; consent of instructor. To provide intensive and comprehensive training in surgery to students interested in a postgraduate surgical career, that would enable them to succeed during the internship and residency training. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Holcroft

495. Intense Introduction to Cardiac Surgery (3)

Clinical activity—16 hours; lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to Medical student between first and second year. Close contact with vascular surgeon for two-week period. Includes Sunday mornings. 100% mandatory attendance. Physiology of going on and off cardiopulmonary bypass. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, structural and valvular heart disease and electrical and rhythmic heart disease. May be repeated one time for credit. (P/F grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Jan

498. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: medical student; consent of instructor. Directed reading and discussion and/or laboratory investigation on selected topics. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

499. Laboratory Research (1-12)

Laboratory—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: completion of second year of medical school; 6consent of instructor. Laboratory research on surgically related problems. Participation in projects to include the following: burn, nutrition, oncology, transplant and others. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

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