SURG690N.01 (Reno)
Independent Study in Surgery

Office of Medical Education

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.


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