Foundations Selectives

The P&S Dean's Office offers the below electives to first and second year students. These are in addition to the required clinical selectives of the Clinical Practice I course. Students may also choose to participate in the following clinical electives.

The Role of the Unsung Hero

Objective: To observe an anesthesiologist at work in the O.R. and in patient care.

One student every Saturday and Sunday morning will come in at 7 a.m. and report to the attending on call that day. He/she will have the opportunity to follow that attending, observe surgery from the anesthesiologist’s point of view, and interact with residents and patients. Contact Saundra Curry, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, if interested.

Introduction to Basic Surgical Skills

Objective: To introduce first year students to the basic tools and techniques of surgery.

Two hour small group mid-winter sessions with instruction on suturing, tying knots, and stapling wounds. Contact Doris Leddy for more details.

Introduction to Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy

Objective: To introduce second year students to the "surgical learning lab" using simulation equipment.

Two hour small group late-winter sessions with the opportunity to gain familiarity with the use of virtual instruments, real instruments, and simulated patients. Contact Doris Leddy for more information.