The course is directed by Joshua I.S. Bleier, MD and Steven R. Allen, MD and is administered by the various faculty (site) coordinators on the individual rotations to which the students are assigned. The coordinators are responsible for implementing the individual education programs on their services and for integrating them with the course-wide Problem Based Learning Curriculum and the didactic sessions at HUP.
Site/Rotation Assignment Process
All students are to submit their site/rotation requests through Oasis in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School no later than six weeks before the start of the course. Late Requests will not be accepted. You must rank the rotations from 1 (highest preference) to the highest number (lowest preference). Students without transportation will not be assigned to a distant site (York, Englewood, and St. Luke's) nor should they request it high in preference. The Director of Student Education makes the final decisions regarding rotation assignments. When the requests for rotations exceed the number of slots, an internal "first choice" lottery will occur. Final assignments will be made available to students two weeks before the start of the rotation on the Surgery Education homepage.
At the end of the surgery clerkship, students are expected to be able to :