Our electives are broken up between the first and second year, the third year, and the fourth year medical students.
The first year students are offered introductory courses and research where they can start learning about surgery and what it has to offer. There are opportunities to scrub in with a precepting doctor, attend a suturing workshop, spend time volunteering in the community using the skills they have already learned, and opportunities to build their knowledge by listening to surgical topics from their peers.
The third year is a year of clerkships. Surgery offers on and off campus rotations. Students can go to offsite locations such as Bend, Eugene, Grants Pass, Salem, and Portland suburbs. They also have the opportunity to stay up on the hill with several options at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Veterans Administrative Medical Center (VAMC). Each area offers one-on-one precepting, scrubbing into cases, working on the wards, and participating in the clinics.
The fourth year is a year of Sub-Internships, Electives, and other requirements that need to be met. We offer many focused areas such as Abdominal Transplant, Cardiothoracic, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Plastics, Surgical and Trauma ICU, Vascular, Burns, etc. We have more off site opportunities as students may choose to go to Coos Bay, Gold Beach, Emanuel, Grants Pass, Eugene, and Portland Suburbs. We also offer opportunities for students to do Community Surgery, Preceptorship, Research, and Special Electives.
For more information regarding the Medical Student Electives, please contact the Medical Student Coordinator.