SURG690N.01 (Reno)
Independent Study in Surgery

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Independent Study in Surgery
  • Short Name: SURG 690N.01 Indp Study Surgery
  • Course Number: SURG690N.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Office of Medical Education: Reno
  • Department Contact: Jennifer Grove
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: 2 – 8 weeks
  • Preceptor: Gary Shen, M.D.

Please contact the Office of Medical Education: Reno to verify elective availability.


  • Choose within several options within this flexible elective: Mastery of a specific topic in surgery which exceeds the knowledge gained from required rotations expected.

Description of Rotation

Intensive study of a special problem related to surgery, which may include clinical or basic science
research project. A written summary of the topic or a paper reporting research results must be submitted at the end of the course. Please contact Dr. Kuhls for a listing of possible research preceptors.


To be determined by the faculty preceptor based upon the topic chosen for study.

Evaluation Method

Written evaluation by the faculty preceptor


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives