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General Surgery at VA Medical Center - GSUR 548-V


Successful completion of Junior Internal Medicine and Junior Surgery Clerkships.


Baltimore VA Medical Center

Description and Goals:

The Senior student will serve as an acting intern on the General Services of the Baltimore VA Medical Center. These Services treat a large volume of surgical emergencies and critical surgical illness. The student will be exposed to the diagnosis and treatment of the acute abdomen, and elective general surgery. Course content includes gastrointestinal diseases, biliary tract disease, surgical oncology, and surgical endocrinology. Emphasis is placed on continuity of care, including following each patient through preoperative evaluation, surgery, postop care and clinic follow-up. The senior student will be an integral member of the surgical team consisting of faculty and surgical house staff.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Shiftwork - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Douglas Turner, M.D.
(410) 605-7228

Administrative Contact:

Pamela S. Griffin
(410) 328-7399  


Last Revision: August 6, 2013