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Message from the Directors

On behalf of the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to you as you begin your UCSF Surgery Clerkship. Our clerkship is designed to be inspiring, stimulating, but above all, educational. We will provide a solid surgical foundation that hopefully you will be able to apply for the rest of your lives regardless of which medical career path you choose.

The clerkship offers diverse training opportunities via different facilities, lecture series, faculty-led case presentations, observed physical exams, informal Bedside Rounds, and both hands-on patient care and procedures. The Surgery 110 Rotation has students at Moffitt-Long Hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center, Mount Zion Hospital, Mission Bay Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center. In addition, we have recently added Kaiser San Leandro as one of the core rotation sites. 

Our faculty has a strong vested interest in student education and we want to share our passion for surgery with you. The relationship that surgeons have with their patients is special and we are able to intervene and improve their lives in a positive fashion each day of our career.  We consider that being a surgeon is a privilege where we help patients and their families during their most vulnerable state. We accomplish this mission by working together with a team of many health professionals that help us ensure our patients get the best care possible.  As medical students, you will become an important member of this team. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us or our staff with any questions or concerns during your clerkship. We are committed to your success and will provide every possible tool to help you achieve your goals.

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Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Director, UCSF Surgery Clerkship Program

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Jessica Gosnell, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Associate Director, UCSF Surgery Clerkship Program

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