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Third-Year Clerkship

The third-year Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Surgical Clerkship program is a required 8-week program completed by nearly all students in year three of medical school.

This program consists of one four-week rotation and one three-week rotation on two different services. Both rotations will be at an on-campus site (DHMC or the VA Hospital in White River Junction, VT).

Under guidance of surgical house staff and faculty, this course offers an experience in surgical illness and intervention. Using the team approach of two separate surgical services, this experience provides an environment for enhancement of fundamental clinical competencies. Students encounter common clinical problems germane to all of medicine as well as specific surgical conditions and procedures. Despite the exposure to such specific cases, the surgical housestaff and faculty focus student attention to the principle learning objectives with the evaluation process driven by student achievement in these principle learning goals.

For more information, please visit the Surgical Clerkship page at Geisel School of Medicine, or contact us.

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