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4th Year Medical Student Information

Fourth Year Surgery Elective Rotation

All medical students at MUSC are required to successfully complete a four week elective in Surgery during their fourth year. We think it most appropriate for students to pick the elective that will best prepare them for their future careers in the medical field of their choice. The overall purpose of this rotation, then, will be to provide an experience in surgery that will benefit the student during their initial year of residency.

Each elective is different in its content as well as in its structure. Hopefully, these experiences will be as different as possible from the third year student rotations. Each elective will have its own individual course director. Questions should be directed to that physician. This attending will also be responsible for grading for the course. Overall supervision for the course will be through the Department of Surgery’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee with the Surgical Education Coordinator, Zera Reveral, responsible for the day to day organization and coordination.

Students may select preceptorships with selected, experienced surgeons in the community, or choose electives within the MUSC Departments of Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otorhinolaryngology, or Urology.

Absence Policy
The Department of Surgery strictly adheres to the College of Medicine’s Absence Policy (see the following link for particulars re: this policy ( ***DEAD LINK***.  We also require students to fill out a Department of Surgery Absence Form and have this form signed by the Director of Fourth Year Undergraduate Education for the Department of Surgery, Dr. John W. McGillicuddy.

Advance Surgical Electives:
NSCS 852: General Neurosurgery Externship ASE
NSCS 853: Pediatric Neurosurgery ASE
NSCS 862: Spine Neurosurgery Externship ASE
OSURG 850: Orthopaedic Surgery Externship ASE
OTOL 850: Otolaryngology Primary Care ASE
OTOL 851 Otolaryngology Externship ASE
OTOL 853: Community Based Otolaryngology ASE
OTOL 854: Otorhinolaryngology ASE
OTOL 860: Head & Neck SurgOnc Externship ASE
SURG 830: Adult Cardiac Surgery Externship ASE
SURG 832: Night Emergency Trauma Surgery ASE
SURG 833: General Thoracic Surgery ASE
SURG 834: Pediatric Surgery Externship ASE
SURG 835: Plastic Surgery Externship ASE
SURG 836: Surgical Critical Care Externship ASE
SURG 837: Surgical Oncology ASE
SURG 838: Transplant Surgery Externship ASE
SURG 839: Trauma & Acute Care Surgery ASE
SURG 840: Peripheral Vascular Surgery Externship ASE
SURG 841: Community General Surgery ASE
SURG 843: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery ASE
SURG 873: GI Surgery Externship ASE
UROL 851: Urology Externship ASE


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