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An Enduring Surgical Foundation for Medical Students

The Department of Surgery Clerkship is designed to be inspiring, stimulating, but above all, educational. It provides UCSF medical students with a solid surgical foundation that endures over a lifetime regardless of the medical career path ultimately chosen.  

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked UCSF No. 4 nationally for the surgery education curriculum taught in medical school, placing it in the top 2.5% of the 177 medical and osteopathic schools surveyed. The curriculum, developed by highly acclaimed Department of Surgery faculty, encompasses didactic in-class learning fused with early longitudinal immersion in clinical teams, and an inquiry-focused learning environment that encourages medical students to ask questions that push the frontiers of science and understanding of human health and disease.

USN Med Surgery 2019The Department of Surgery Clerkship offers:

  • Diverse training opportunities at multiple facilities
  • Dynamic lecture series
  • Stimulating faculty-led case presentations
  • Observed physical exams
  • Informal bedside rounds
  • Hands-on patient care and procedures.

The Surgery 110 Rotation includes experiences at numerous diverse sites within the the San Francisco Bay Area including: UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus (Moffitt-Long Hospital), UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion,UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Level 1), San Francisco VA Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center, and Kaiser San Leandro.  

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