SURG 7509

Acting Intern Burn Surgery


Yvonne Christensen
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Course Personnel:  Site Instructor: William Mohr, MD, Site Coordinator: Khue Yang,

Catalog Description: The students will be exposed to all aspects of burn care including small outpatient burns as well as massive life threatening burns. The students will follow patients from admission through fluid resuscitation, surgical excision and grafting, outpatient follow-up, and rehabilitation. Students will learn to recognize and treat first, second, and third degree burns, electrical injuries, and chemical injuries. They will also learn to recognize abuse, indicators of infection in the burn patient, and rehabilitation problems.


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Site Name



Regions Hospital


Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Deliery Mode: M-F, 6-7:00am start time with the obligation to make rounds on some weekend days at the request of faculty or chief resident, depending on clinical work demands.  Students will make rounds with the burn surgery team and will provide bedside operative care.

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

SURG Arranged Electives Form

Course Objectives: By the end of this rotation, students will be able to:

  • Learn basic burn physiology and fluid replacement after a thermal burn.
  • Learn to recognize burn sepsis and its treatment.
  • Describe the various stages of burn care and rehab.

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical assessment by faculty

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

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Course evaluation: MedHub