Department of Surgery

General Surgery Preliminary Internship

General Surgery Preliminary Internship Program Information


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reliminary Surgery Residency Program in Radiology
The Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery is offering two designated preliminary internships in Surgery designed for and directed to individuals pursuing graduate training in Radiology. Assignments during this year provide exposure to general and specialty services in the two affiliated hospitals. While the first and last rotations will be on Radiology services, during the remainder of the year the resident will gain experience through two-month assignments to gastrointestinal and cardiothoracic surgery and one month rotations on the surgical specialties including Trauma Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Night Float, and Urology. Emphasis is directed to the fundamentals of both preoperative and postoperative surgical care and to learning fundamental technical skills. Two preliminary internship positions directed toward future Radiologists are made available each year.
Preliminary Surgery Residency Program in Radiation Oncology
The Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery is offering one designated preliminary internship in Surgery for an individual pursuing graduate training in Radiation Oncology. Assignments during this year provide exposure to general and specialty services in the two affiliated hospitals.  The resident will gain experience through a two-month assignment to General Surgery and one month rotations on surgical specialties including Oncology Surgery, ENT, Gastrointestinal Biliary/Pancreas Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery,  Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Night Float, and Urology. Emphasis is directed to the fundamentals of both preoperative and postoperative surgical care and to learning fundamental technical skills. One preliminary internship position directed toward future Radiation Oncologist is made available each year.

Other Preliminary Surgery Residency Programs
The Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery does offer designated and non-designated preliminary internships in Surgery for individuals pursuing graduate training in General and other areas of Surgery and Anesthesia. As above, assignments during this year provide exposure to general and specialty services in the two affiliated hospitals.  The resident will gain experience through a month-long assignments to General Surgery and a variety of other surgical specialties from among Oncology Surgery, ENT, Gastrointestinal Biliary/Pancreas Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Night Float, Neurological Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Urology. Emphasis is directed to the fundamentals of both preoperative and postoperative surgical care and to learning fundamental technical skills.

On-Call Schedule
Night call for the Trauma and Pediatric Surgery Services is covered by the Night Emergency / Trauma (NET) Service. Night call at the Ashley River Tower for the Gastrointestinal Surgery (Biliary/Pancreatic and Laparoscopic), Surgical Oncology (Gastrointestinal and Breast/Endocrine), and Vascular Surgery Services is covered by a separate night float system. Residents may be on backup call every third or fourth evening, but this schedule may vary according to the assigned rotation. Work schedules are established so that residents work less than 80 hours per week with one day in seven "off", ten hours off between duty shifts, and a maximum of 24 hours on call.

Educational Activities
Throughout the program, there are regularly scheduled conferences. On a weekly basis, the surgical service conference reviews all morbidity and mortality cases. A weekly basic science and clinical seminar series reviews a core curriculum in fundamental problems relevant to surgical care. Presentations are given by members of the surgical staff, faculty from other clinical and basic science departments, and senior surgical house officers. Surgical grand rounds are held weekly and include presentations from all aspects of general surgery such as vascular, endocrine, trauma and gastrointestinal surgery, as well as the surgical subspecialties. In each hospital, surgical clinics are held weekly for follow-up of patients cared for on the general surgical services. Attendance at clinics is required of all surgical residents. A weekly cancer clinic also is held. Residents make presentations at weekly conferences attended by both residents and students.




 
 
 

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