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Shadowing Program

The Agnew Society has developed a shadowing program to encourage and facilitate exploration of surgical careers early in medical education. Through the program, pre-clinical students interested in Surgery will have the opportunity to observe faculty members in the operating room and during office hours. This is a unique opportunity to meet and observe surgical attending physicians and become comfortable in the field, without the pressure of grades or evaluations.

Participating faculty members and their contact information are listed below. Please be sure to contact the surgeon (or their listed contact) in advance and schedule a mutually acceptable time. Please remember to keep your appointment as the faculty members on this list have generously offered their time. To derive the most benefit from your experience, we encourage you to schedule your visit at a time when you can devote at least 2-3 hours.

 

*Please note that some attendings are only able to accommodate students in the operating room OR during office hours. Secondly, to shadow in the operating room, students MUST complete the Surgery Clerkship “Orientation to the Operating Room” session or choose an attending who does not require the perquisite OR training.

The "Orientation to the Operating Room" sessions are held at the SIM Center at 1800 Lombard Street. The next orientation will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 promptly at 1:15pm. For other questions regarding the training sessions, please contact the Surgery Medical Education Coordinator, Patricia Terry, at patricia.terry@uphs.upenn.edu. Space is limited to 10 students so please email Patricia immediately if you are interested.

 
Be sure to dress appropriately for the office (business casual is appropriate) while scrubs are required in the OR. In both settings, a white coat should be worn, and, of course, professional behavior is of utmost importance in any clinical setting.
 
Name: Peter Abt, MD
Field: Transplant Surgery
Contact: Aisha Clark at Aisha.Clark@uphs.upenn.edu
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: no
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: Scott Bartlett, MD
Field: Plastic Surgery
Contact: Christine Bermudez at 215 662 2096
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: yes
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: Edward Cantu, MD
Field: Cardiovascular Surgery
Contact: Julianne Davis at Julianne.Davis@uphs.upenn.edu
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: yes
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: Benjamin Chang, MD
Field: Plastic Surgery
Contact: Mary Mastrando at 215-662-4283
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: no
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: Kristoffel Dumon, MD
Field: GI Surgery
Contact: Kristoffel Dumon, Cell: 215 7380119
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: no
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: yes
 
Name: Irwin S. Goldstein, MD
Field: Urology
Contact: Anna Bottoms at Anna.Bottoms@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-615-0408
Shadowing Offered: Clinic only
Prerequisite OR training required: NA
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
Name: Patrick Kim, MD
Field: Trauma and Surgical Critical
Contact: Lauren Plunkett at 215-614-0313
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: yes
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: yes
 
Name: Rachel Kelz, MD, MSCE
Field: Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Contact: Allison Maurer at allison.maurer@uphs.upenn.edu
Shadowing offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: yes
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: David Lee, MD
Field: Urology and Robotic Surgery
Contact: Patti Hetherington at 215-662-8126
Shadowing Offered: OR only
Prerequisite OR training required: no
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: Jon Morris, MD
Field: GI Surgery
Contact: Nancy Durnin at Nancy.Durnin@uphs.upenn.edu
Shadowing Offered: Clinic only
Prerequisite OR training required: NA
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: Hansell Stedman, MD
Field: GI Surgery
Contact: Joanne Loguidice at Joanne.Loguidice@va.gov
or 215-823-5880
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: no
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 
Name: Charles M. Vollmer, MD
Field: GI Surgery (Pancreas and Liver)
Contact: Denise Orr at 215-349-8516
Shadowing Offered: OR and Clinic
Prerequisite OR training required: no
Required interest in your surgical subspecialty: no
 

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