BIOL 6509: Introduction to Surgery

Student Leaders: 
Vinay Rao, MD17; Taylor Schwartz, MD17
Faculty Adviser: 
B. Ryder, MD; M. Khokhar, MD; K. Day, MD

This preclinical elective is designed to increase early clinical exposure to surgery for junior medical students.  The elective provides opportunities for students to participate in the operating room, on surgery rounds, and in surgical clinics, as well as attend conferences, review literature, learn surgical skills, and participate in seminars with residents and faculty.  The elective is overseen by surgical attendings and directed by surgical residents, who establish one-on-one mentoring relationships with enrolled medical students.