Surgery Clerkship: Core Patient Experiences and Clinical Skills

UNR Med Year 3 Structure

Patient Experiences

  • Abdominal mass
  • Abdominal pain, acute
  • Abnormal bowel function
  • Adrenal mass
  • Ano-rectal disorders, benign
  • Appendix
  • Breast mass, benign
  • Breast mass, malignant
  • Colon, benign
  • Colon, malignant
  • Complications, unexpected outcomes
  • Fever
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastric problem (ulcer, perforation, obstruct.)
  • GI bleed
  • GI malignancy (colon, rectum, SB, stomach)
  • Hepatobiliary Neoplasm (pancreas, liver, biliary)
  • Hernia
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Liver Disease, benign
  • Lung disease, benign
  • Lung disease, malignant
  • Lymph node, enlargement
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Neck mass
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Sepsis
  • Shock, hypovolemic
  • Shock, other
  • Shock, septic
  • Skin lesions, benign
  • Skin lesions, malignant
  • Soft tissue neoplasm, benign and malignant
  • Spleen
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid
  • Trauma, major
  • Trauma, minor
  • Vascular disorder
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension

Clinical Skills

  • Abdominal examination
  • Breast examination
  • Chest tube insertion
  • CT interpretation
  • Evidence based medicine (EBM) application
  • Heart & lung sound recognition
  • Incisional / excisional biopsies
  • Informed consent
  • Insertion Foley catheter
  • Insertion of central line
  • Insertion of nasogastric tube
  • Intubation, endotracheal
  • LFT interpretation
  • Rectal examination
  • Skin biopsy
  • Skin lesion ID
  • Sterile technique, gown, glove, scrub, instruments
  • Trauma exam
  • Wound closure, suturing, stapling
  • Wound evaluation & care
  • X-ray interpretation, abdomen