SURG 7523

Acting Intern Colon and Rectal Surgery


Yvonne Christensen
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: Students have the opportunity to become adept in the use of the sigmoidoscope as well as performing various outpatient anorectal procedures as they gain experience on an active surgical service with busy clinicians. They first assist on surgical procedures and are expected to attend the colon and rectal surgery seminars. Further opportunities to learn are available with various members of the teaching staff at affiliated hospitals.


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Site Code

Site Name



Clinics and Surgery Center Colon and Rectal Surgery

UMMC - East Bank

UMMC - West Bank - East Building

Students will go to all three sites

Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 6:00am-5:00pm.  No call.  Saturday and Sunday off.  Mon/Fri clinic days, Tues-Thurs surgery days

Direct patient care: Yes

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

SURG Arranged Electives Form

Course Objectives: This elective provides relevant externship experiences in colon and rectal surgery for the student who is interested in obtaining practical experience in the managment of common anorectal problems.

The student will gain exposure and experience in:

  • sigmoidoscopy
  • diagnosis and management of common anorectal conditions
  • first assist on surgical procedures
  • teaching seminars in colon and rectal surgery

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical assessment by faculty

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


Course Personnel: Alexandra Broek,

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation: MedHub