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T1 Electives

 

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Department of Surgery


Surgical Pathways

The pre-clinical student is given an introduction to the basics of surgical science by way of experience with surgical skills, principles and opportunities for career development.
This preceptorship-based course sets students up with role-model surgeons to provide personalized instruction, teaching, and mentoring through time in the operating room, clinic, conferences, and rounds.  Students will have the opportunity to work with endocrine, transplant, hepatobiliary, plastics, robotics and minimally invasive surgery, breast, urology, ENT, ophthalmology and neurosurgery specialists.  Students will also receive formal didactic training from T4 Honors Surgery students, Residents and Attending physicians on topics including career directions within surgery, building a resume, succeeding on future clerkships and classic surgery diseases.  Students will also get hands on experience learning how to suture and knot tie, along with instruction on the basic tenants of laparoscopic surgery via skills lab simulation.


Grading Policy: 

Pass or Fail. Evaluation will be based upon participation by students through oral communication with the faculty and residents complimented by an appropriate presentation at the end of the course.


Enrollment:

Session 3- T/2’s only, Session 4- T1’s only.


Students:

8 minimum, 15 maximum per session


Time of course:

4 hours a week, times may vary slightly but will not affect exam and testing times.

Contact Information

Faculty: Dr. Kandil, Dr. Paramesh, Dr. Buell, Dr. Chaffin, Dr. Jones, Dr. DuCoin, along with specialists in Urology, ENT, Optho, Neurosurgery, and Trauma.
Clerkship Course Director
: Dr. Christopher DuCoin
Clerkship Coordinator: Maria R. Arabie
Phone:
  (504) 988-3909
Fax:  (504) 988-1882
Mailing Address:  1430 Tulane Ave., #8622, New Orleans, LA 70112
Location:  Medical School (Hutch), Room 8549


Clinical Surgery Introduction

Not Offered Spring 2017

Students will meet with a surgical faculty member and will accompany him/her on teaching rounds at Tulane University Hospital and University Medical Center  New Orleans. Students will attend Surgical Grand Rounds on Friday morning. Students will be evaluated by participation in discussions with the faculty member.

On this service, students will meet with a surgical faculty member and their team and will accompany him/her on at least two of each of the following:  1) teaching rounds at Tulane University Hospital and/or University Medical Center  New Orleans; 2) Shadow in the OR; 3) Attend Friday morning educational conferences, including Surgical Grand Rounds; and 4) Attend clinic.   Students will be evaluated by participation in discussions with the faculty member.   The course is a Pass/Fail.

Clerkship Course Director: Dr. Christopher DuCoin, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Maria R. Arabie
Phone:  (504) 988-3909
Fax:  (504) 988-1882
Mailing Address:  1430 Tulane Ave., SL-22, New Orleans, LA 70112
Location:  Medical School, Room 8549

Grading Policy:
  Pass or Fail. No written or oral examinations.
Enrollment:  Max. 6 students:  T-1's and T-2's.
Time of course:  4 hrs. for 1 session. Sessions 3, or 4


 

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 medsch@tulane.edu