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Training Program


Course Evaluations
Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate their experiences on individual rotations and the performances of all the attending faculty and housestaff using the Surgery 200 Evaluation for both General and Subspecialty. They also will be able to evaluate the clerkship as a whole on the Overall Course Evaluation. This process will involve on-line evaluations (through the Medical Schools Education office).

Student Evaluations
During the 12 weeks of the integrated course, student performance will be evaluated by the attending and resident staff. Subjective evaluations will include the assessment of the student's activities in and out of the operating rooms, the emergency department, on rounds, in clinics, workshops, and in PBL sessions. Professional conduct will be evaluated along with cognitive and technical skills. These evaluations will be considered along with the scores on the final written examinations. Students will receive a separate grade for Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesia at the completion of the clerkship.

Feedback with Course Director
There will be feedback meetings scheduled with one of the clerkship directors mid-block. The Clerkship Coordinator will contact the students with meeting details and locations.

The purpose of this mid-rotation meeting is to get feedback on your performance. You will need to have at least 1 mid-rotation feedback card and have also completed the self-assessment form prior to the meeting (form available under the Educational Resources portion of the website). You will not be given any information on your grades. The discussion will focus on areas in which you are perceived to be doing well, and areas that you could work on. This is meant to help you as you begin the remainder of the clerkship. These meetings are mandatory for all surgery clerkship students.


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