Medical Student Education
Faculty and staff in the Surgery Education Department are dedicated to providing medical students with a rewarding educational experience while they are on the surgery rotation.
Surgery Education at the KU School of Medicine administers the clerkship and courses in surgery and its specialties during the M3 and M4 years of medical school on the Kansas City campus. The rotations at Salina, McPherson and Chanute, Kansas, rely on this department for supportive aspects of their surgery courses.
Below are brief descriptions of the course work we administer and support:
Surgery 900 - This is the basic surgery clerkship taken by all M3 students on the Kansas City campus. About 125 students rotate through this course during an academic year.
M4 Surgery Selectives and Electives - All M4 students must complete a critical care selective and a sub-internship. This department administers the surgery critical care selectives and the surgical sub-internships in conjunction with the sponsoring departments. Electives in surgery and its specialties (Urology, Orthopedics, Plastics, etc.) are administered through this department in coordination with the sponsoring surgical specialty department.