SURG 7510

Acting Intern Surgery


Yvonne Christensen
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: This course will provide instruction and advanced experience in surgery and its components for the student who has completed a basic internship or clerkship in surgery. Students taking this course can expect to participate directly in patient care at a level of responsibility that is similar to a first year intern The student will work with their assigned team under the supervision of the faculty and will participate fully in the care of hospitalized patients in the operating room and in clinics. Any specific clinical experiences will be assigned after the drop/add deadline for that period has passed. (FU): Students may opt for specific clinical experiences in General Surgery, Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery, or Surgical Oncology. (HC): Students may opt for specific clinical experience in TBD. (RH): Students may opt for specific clinical experience in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma, or work in the Regions Burn Center. (VA): Students may opt for specific clinical experience in TBD.


View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table.

Site Code

Site Name



Essentia Health - St. Mary's Medical Center



UMMC - East Bank



Hennepin County Medical Center



Regions Hospital



VA Medical Center


Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 5:30am-5:00pm.  Saturday and Sunday may be working days.  At-home call is expected Q4, depending on the number of MS4s on service.  All hours and schedules are at the discretion of the attending and/or resident on service and may not exceed 80 hours per week.

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:

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical assessment by faculty
  • Complete operative-log of cases encountered
  • Mock Case Report

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


Course Personnel: Course Instructor: James Harmon, MD, PhD

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation: MedHub