Surgery

  • Medical Student Training

    Surgery Clerkship - M3

    Department of Surgery courses provide a unique combination of experience oriented toward patient care and understanding of surgery's place among the physician's skills. Surgery courses are open only to M.D. students and qualified students in associated health sciences.

    Students develop an awareness of surgery's role in the treatment of disease. Emphasis is placed on general surgery, basic emergency surgery, trauma, oncology, burns, bariatrics, endocrine disease, pediatric surgery, transplantation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and peripheral vascular surgery.

    The majority of surgery courses involve patient-centered discussions and practical exercises interwoven with operating room experience. Lectures and conferences are scheduled regularly on specific topics.

    The department offers independent study courses in selected surgery topics and clinical experiences; some are available to fourth-year M.D. students by arrangement with the faculty. 

    Surgery M4 Electives

    Sub-internship in General Surgery
    075:216:400 (SURG:8402:0400)

    Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301).
    Time and location: ARR
    Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor)

    Advanced General Surgery
    075:217:400(SURG:8401:0400)

    Time and location: ARR
    Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor)

    General Surgery Des Moines IA
    075:235:400(SURG:8406:0400)

    Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301).
    Time and location: ARR
    Instructors: Richard Sidwell (Primary Instructor), Carlos Pelaez (Course Supervisor)

    Intensive Care Unit-Trauma, IA Methodist
    075:236:400(SURG:8407:0400)

    Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). more
    Time and location: ARR
    Instructors: Richard Sidwell (Primary Instructor), Carlos Pelaez (Course Supervisor)

    General Surgery Davenport IA
    075:237:400(SURG:8409:0400)

    Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301). more
    Time and location: ARR
    Instructors: Joseph Lohmuller (Primary Instructor), Carlos Pelaez (Course Supervisor)

    Surgery on Campus
    075:998:400(SURG:8498:0400
    )

    Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301).
    Time and location: ARR
    Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor)

    Surgery Off Campus
    075:999:400(SURG:8499:0400)

    Prerequisites: 075:005 (SURG:8301).
    Time and location: ARR
    Instructors: Carlos Pelaez (Primary Instructor)