Educational Programs

General Surgery Educational Programs

The Division of General Surgery strives to develop a surgical education curriculum that ensures patient safety while promoting the educational process for students and post graduate surgical trainees.

We offer a fully accredited Residency Program, a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program, and curriculum for both 3rd and 4th year medical students.

Surgery Electives - 4th Year

For full information regarding all of the surgery senior electives, please refer to the current Student Handbook.

Surgery Clerkship - 3rd Year (required)

  • Periods offered: Every 8 weeks
  • Student limit: 20
  • Semester hours: 8

The third year student will have a eight week rotation on surgery. The surgical clerkship is divided between a structured educational curriculum (didactic lectures, computer-aided learning, and skills workshops), a four week clinical rotation on general surgery, and two week rotations on two of five surgical specialties (urology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurology, and ENT). The general surgical portion of the clerkship will place students at the Nebraska Health System, VA Medical Center, Immanuel, or the Nebraska Methodist Hospital. Students will be involved as an integral part of the ward team and will participate in morning and afternoon rounds. Mandatory attendance at lectures and skills workshops presented throughout the rotation is required and takes precedence over clinical activities.

Grading/evaluation will be based fifty percent on clinical assessment and fifty percent on a final examination. The examination is a multiple choice format/subject examination prepared by the NBME.