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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SURGERY

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SURG 498 Undergraduate Thesis (*, max. 35)
Offered to those students who have engaged in undergraduate research in general surgery. (Full- or part-time.)

SURG 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 35)
Provides an opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects or carry out an independent research project under supervision of Department of Surgery faculty. Practical experience in experimental design and execution is provided under direct supervision of selected faculty members. (Full- or part-time.)

SURG 505 P-Preceptorship in Surgery (1, max. 12)
Opportunity for first- and second-year medical students to gain personal experience with clinical faculty members in the community. Students observe general aspects of private practice, including clinical problems seen; practice limitation; doctor-doctor, doctor-patient, and doctor-nurse relationships in the office and hospital. Prerequisite: permission of department.
Instructor Course Description: Eelco B Wassenaar

SURG 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)

SURG 602 P-Clinical Clerkship - Coeur D'Alene, ID (*, max. 24)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 603 P-Clinical Clerkship - Spokane VAMC (*, max. 24)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating room.

SURG 604 P-Clinical Clerkship - Bozeman, MT (*, max. 24)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 605 P-Clinical Clerkship - Swedish Medical Center (12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 606 P-Clinical Clerkship - Anchorage, AK (12)

SURG 630 P-WRITE Surgery Clinical Clerkship (*, max. 24)
Basic clinical clerkship for students enrolled in the WRITEpProgram. Prerequisite: completion of basic curriculum; third- and fourth-year students; acceptance in the WRITE program.

SURG 642 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Pullman, WA (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in surgery required clerkship. Excellent opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Highly suggested for student entering primary care. Prerequisite: required surgery clerkship; medicine clerkship; recommended: three-quarters of required clerkships competed.

SURG 644 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Lewiston, ID (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in surgery required clerkship. Excellent opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Highly suggested for student entering primary care. Prerequisite: required surgery clerkship; medicine clerkship; recommended: three-quarters of required clerkships competed.

SURG 646 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Gillette (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in surgery required clerkship. Provides an excellent opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery clerkship; medicine clerkship; permission of the department.

SURG 647 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Powell (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 648 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Libby (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 649 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Lewistown (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 650 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Twin Falls (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 651 P-Community Surgery Clerkship - Rock Springs, WY (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in Surgery 665. Excellent opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Encouraged for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: completed required Surgery and Medicine clerkships; recommended: Recommended: completed three-quarters of required clerkships.

SURG 652 P-Plastic Surgery - Spokane (8)
Introduces fundamental techniques and enhances knowledge of plastic surgery, wounds, trauma, burns, cancers, and pediatric and adult cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Participate in all surgery-related activities. Prerequisite: surgery and medicine required clerkships.

SURG 653 P-Pediatric Surgery - Spokane (8)
Student functions as a subintern directly assisting on the services and is an integral part of the team. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 654 P-Cardiothoracic Surgery - Spokane (4-8)
The student functions as a subintern and directly assists on the service and is an integral part of the team. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 656 P-Trauma/Acute Care Surgery - Boise (8)
The student functions as a subintern and directly assists on the service and is an integral part of the team at St. Alphonous Trauma Services. (Four weeks).

SURG 657 P-Vascular Surgery - Spokane (4/8)
Student spends two or four weeks at the Vascular Institute in Spokane. The student functions as a subintern and directly assists on the service and is an integral part of the team.

SURG 658 P-Ambulatory Surgery Clerkship - Mary Bridge (4)
Rotation focuses on increasing the student's ability as a primary care physician to recognize and form an initial plan of management for common surgical problems seen in the outpatient setting. Offered: AWSpS.

SURG 659 P-Ambulatory Surgery Clerkship - Madigan (4-8, max. 12)
Rotation focuses on increasing the student's ability as a primary care physician to recognize and form an initial plan of management for common surgical problems seen in the outpatient setting. Offered: AWSpS.

SURG 660 P-Ambulatory Surgery Clerkship - Group Health (4)
Rotation focuses on increasing the student's ability as a primary care physician to recognize and form an initial plan of management for common surgical problems seen in the outpatient setting. Offered: AWSpS.

SURG 661 P-Surgical Intensive Care Unit Sub-Internship - VA (8)
Designed to augment experience gained in SURG 665. Excellent opportunity to participate in the management of critically ill patients under the close supervision of the staff/house staff. Recommended for students entering surgery or primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 662 P-Community Surgery Clerkship - Longview (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Excellent opportunity to participate in general, thoracic, vascular, and plastic surgery in a group practice in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 663 P-Subinternship in General Surgery - Virginia Mason (*, max. 16)
Diagnosis, preoperative care, and postoperative care; management of surgical emergencies, the ICU patient, and outpatient follow-up of discharged patients. Students function at the intern level under close supervision of the staff and house staff. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 664 P-Subinternship in General Surgery - VAMC (*, max. 16)
Diagnosis, preoperative care, and postoperative care; management of surgical emergencies, the ICU patient, and outpatient follow-up of discharged patients. Students function at the intern level under close supervision of the staff and house staff. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 665 P-Clinical Clerkship - UWMC (*, max. 24)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 666 P-Clinical Clerkship - Boise (12)
Diagnosis and management of surgical problems. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery.

SURG 667 P-Clinical Clerkship - Spokane (12)
Diagnosis and management of surgical problems. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision-making, and basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery.

SURG 668 P-Clinical Clerkship - Casper (12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery.

SURG 669 P-Clinical Clerkship - Billings (12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery.

SURG 670 P-Clinical Clerkship - Missoula (12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery.

SURG 671 P-Clinical Clerkship - Madigan (12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision-making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery.

SURG 672 P-Clinical Clerkship - HMC (*, max. 12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery. Prerequisite: HUBIO 563.

SURG 673 P-Clinical Clerkship - VA (*, max. 12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery. Prerequisite: HUBIO 563.

SURG 674 P-Clinical Clerkship - Virginia Mason (*, max. 12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery. Prerequisite: HUBIO 563.

SURG 675 P-Clinical Clerkship - Caldwell, ID (*, max. 12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 677 P-Clinical Clerkship - Sheridan, WY (*, max. 12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 678 P-Clinical Clerkship - Kalispell, MT (12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 679 P-Clinical Clerkship - Wenatchee, WA (12)
Diagnosis and management of problems amenable to surgical therapy. Physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms.

SURG 681 P-Peripheral Vascular Disease (4/8, max. 8)
Peripheral arterial and venous problems, including methods of clinical evaluation; new diagnostic procedures; and the available methods of treatment. Patient workup, performance of diagnostic studies, and presentation of case material to the staff. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 682 P-Clinical Burn Care (*, max. 12)
Offered on the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center. Exposure to the care of patients with thermal injury, including management of severe metabolic and septic problems and opportunity to participate in surgical procedures. Exposure to plastic and reconstructive surgery. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 683 P-Pediatric Surgery Externship (8/12)
Surgical conditions peculiar to the particular age group with a preponderance of congenital and neoplastic conditions that are amenable to surgical treatment. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship; recommended: background in human embryology and genetics.

SURG 685 P-Cardiothoracic Surgery Externship (*, max. 12)
Serve as subintern, participate in patient care while learning cardiopulmonary hemodynamics of cardiac and thoracic surgery. Observe a wide variety of both cardiac and thoracic disease entities. Participate in the open-heart procedures in the operating room. Opportunity to gain additional understanding of physiology of cardiopulmonary bypass.

SURG 686 P-Plastic Surgery Clerkship and Preceptorship (*, max. 12)
Introduces fundamental techniques and enhances knowledge of plastic surgery, wounds, trauma, burns, cancers, and pediatric and adult cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Participate in all surgery-related activities. Prerequisite: surgery and medicine required clerkships.

SURG 687 P-Transplantation Surgery Clerkship (8)
Clerkship is in the University regional multi-organ transplantation center. Student participates fully in the care of all transplant patients, on twice daily multidisciplinary rounds, in pre-operative conference, and in the operating room and on the donor harvest team. Weekly didactic teaching sessions. Prerequisite: surgery and medicine required clerkships.

SURG 688 P-Subinternship in General Surgery (*, max. 12)
Offered on the general surgery wards of the University-affiliated hospitals. Diagnosis, preoperative care, and postoperative care; management of surgical emergencies, the ICU patient, and outpatient follow-up of discharged patients. Students function at the intern level under close supervision of the staff and house staff. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 689 P-Community Surgery Clerkship - Coeur d' Alene (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Excellent opportunity to participate in general, thoracic, vascular, and plastic surgery in a group practice in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: SURG 665 and permission of department.

SURG 690 P-Alaska Native Medical Center Surgery Sub-Internship (8/12)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Excellent opportunity to participate in general, thoracic, vascular, and plastic surgery in a specialized population of patients. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: SURG 665 and permission of department.

SURG 691 P-Surgical Intensive Care Unit Sub-Internship - HMC (8)
Designed to augment experience gained in SURG 665. Excellent opportunity to participate in the management of critically ill patients under the close supervision of the staff/house staff. Recommended for students entering surgery or primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship.

SURG 692 P-Ambulatory Surgery Clerkship - Seattle Children's (4)
Rotation focuses on increasing the student's ability as a primary care physician to recognize and form an initial plan of management for common surgical problems seen in the outpatient setting. Offered: AWSpS.

SURG 693 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Buffalo (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 694 P-Rural Surgery Clerkship - Riverton (8)
Designed to supplement basics learned in SURG 665. Opportunity to participate in general surgery and various other subspecialties in a smaller city. Recommended for students entering primary care. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 695 P-Vascular Thoracic Surgery (8/12)
The student spends two weeks on the vascular and two weeks on the thoracic surgery services at Harborview Medical Center. The student functions as a subintern and directly helps the residents manage all patients on the service and is an integral part of the OR team.

SURG 696 P-Breast Surgery - Spokane (4/8)
Two or four weeks at the Breast Center in Spokane. Student functions as a subintern directly assisting on the service and is an integral part of the team.

SURG 697 P-Surgery Special Electives (*, max. 24)
Special clerkship, externship, or research opportunities may be available at institutions other than the University of Washington. Prospective students obtain from the dean's office a special assignment form at least one month before preregistration. Prerequisite: surgery required clerkship and permission of department.

SURG 698 P-Clinical Clerkship - Fairbanks (*, max. 24)
Includes the diagnosis and management of surgical problems. Focuses on the physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and basic principles of surgical management. Care of inpatients and outpatients, including participation in the operating rooms. Fulfills graduation requirement for surgery.

SURG 699 P-WWAMI Surgery Special Electives (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships may be available at institutions, other than the University of Washington, located within the WWAMI region. Prerequisite: permission of department.