The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Surgery isn't just for residents or fellows. Clerkship Director, Dr. Laszlo Kiraly, is committed to the training and development of surgeons early in their education. He is actively engaged in teaching and providing opportunities for medical students interested in surgery. His goal is to educate students about the field of surgery. The department offers both required and elective courses as well as research opportunities. We follow the objectives put out by the OHSU School of Medicine found in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program Objectives(329 KB).
First and Second Year Students
First and Second Year Students (MS1, MS2) have some opportunities to be introduced to surgery through workshops, research and courses. We also have a Surgical Interest Group (SIG) you can join if you are are interested.
Third Year Students
Third Year Medical Students (MS3) begin their Clerkships learning about General Surgery through hands on experience. Students are offered sites at Oregon Health & Science University, within the community, and in rural areas. For more information, review the MS3 Teaching Plan (43.4KB) and the MS3 Course Objectives(20.4).
Fourth Year Students
Fourth Year Medical Students (MS4) continue their education be either choosing to complete a General Surgery or Specialty rotation. We have several specialties they can choose from. Students have several options of rotations as well as locations to choose from. For more information, review the MS4 Teaching Plan (19.8KB).
Visiting MD and DO Students and are accepted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). They must first meet the requirements provided by both the Oregon Health & Science University Dean's Office and the Department of Surgery to be considered for a rotation.
Students can receive more information regarding the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine Medical Student Program by visiting the School of Medicine student website.
For more information regarding the Medical Student Program, contact the Medical Student Coordinator.