Visiting Students or Residents

​Visiting Residents

The Department of Surgery offers elective rotations for visiting residents in General surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care & Trauma Surgery, Urology, and Vascular Surgery.

Interested residents may apply as "Observer Visiting Residents" or as "Visiting Residents" where:

​​Observer Visiting Resident may watch procedures, surgeries, patient histories and physicals. Observers may attend patient rounds, teaching conferences and utilize the medical library. Observer residents may not participate in any patient care activities. In essence, observers may not examine patients, scrub on surgical cases or write in medical records.

Visiting Resident will function in the same capacity as the AUBMC resident.

The requirements and application process follow the institutional GME “Observer/Visiting Residents​” requirements and regulations.

Visiting Students

Requirements
In order to apply for an elective student rotation at the Department of Surgery, interested candidates should:

  • be currently enrolled in a medical program
  • have the approval of their program director
  • submit transcripts of medical school
  • send an email to the medical education office to submit a complete application at the GME Office at least three months prior to their elective start date
  • Acceptance is based on the availability of spots (2 students / team at any moment)
  • Duration of rotation: 1 to 2 months
  • No elective will be offered in the months of July and August.
The requirements and application process follow the institutional Medical Education “Observer/Visiting Medical Students” regulations.

The applications received from the Medical Education office are reviewed by the clerkship coordinator and approved by the respective clerkship program director.

Observer Visiting students
Medical Students act as Observer Visiting Students where they may watch procedures, surgeries, patient histories and physicals. Observers may attend patient rounds, teaching conferences and utilize the medical library. Observer students may not participate in any patient care activities, i.e. they may not examine patients, scrub on surgical cases or write in medical records.

Programs offering elective rotations
The Department of Surgery offers elective rotations for visiting students in General surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Urology, and Cardiovascular Surgery