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LOCATION: Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV, Jefferson Medical Center, Ranson, WV
PRECEPTOR: Jason Turner, MD and James Carrier, MD (BMC); Jan Kletter, MD and Wesley Harris, MD (JMC)
DURATION: 1 month
OFFERED: Continuously (limit of 4 rotations per year; must be coordinated through the Eastern Division Office of Student Services)
STATUS: elective


To provide an experience with the total management of the surgical patient, including preoperative and postoperative management, the methods of surgical intervention available, provide exposure to the multidisciplinary approach to general surgical patients, and to understand surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Delivery of patient care in both the in-patient and out-patient setting by serving as a first assistant of the Surgery Attending.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Clinical evaluation by attending, attendance and participation in all assigned patient care activities and completion of assigned readings.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

You must contact the Office of Student Services, Eastern Division, two weeks prior to beginning of rotation to determine where to report. Phone: (304) 596-6312. Email address: horstj@wvumedicine.org