The surgical block of third-year clerkships is eight weeks of curriculum that involves general surgery and subspecialty surgery. Medical students spend approximately four weeks on one of nine chosen subspecialty rotations available at the school’s clinical partner, patient-care facilities in Indianapolis. Students can also complete the general surgery clerkship at the IU School of Medicine campuses in South Bend, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute or Gary.
Upon completion of the Surgery Clerkship, medical students are able to complete the following tasks. These training objectives align with the IU School of Medicine MD Curriculum Competencies and Institutional Learning Objectives. This alignment enables faculty and students to understand how current student learning prepares them for the next stage in training and for their ongoing practice and maintenance of certification.