Three funded visiting clerkship positions in the general surgery and general surgery subspecialties will be available at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia, PA from August through October of 2017 for highly qualified applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine.
The purpose of this visiting clerkship program is to give students the opportunity to experience the premier general surgery training experience offered at the University of Pennsylvania. Also, this clerkship experience will allow the students an opportunity to form a relationship with current house staff and faculty.
Students will have the opportunity to rotate on one of four 4 week rotations: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Oncology, General Surgery, Bariatric, Foregut Surgery and Colorectal Surgery. Students will be expected to function at the level of an advanced medical student. They will be expected to actively prepare for and participate in morning rounds, attend all available operations and give at least one formal presentation during the course of their rotation. Students will be expected to attending all divisional and departmental conferences during this time.
Patricia Pratt Terry
Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator
Department of Surgery Education
3400 Spruce Street
Maloney Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104