The OHSU Department of Surgery isn't just for residents and fellows. Clerkship Director Mackenzie Cook, M.D., 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. The department offers both required and elective courses as well as research opportunities. See the OHSU School of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program Objectives for more information.
First and Second Year Students
First and Second Year Students (MS1, MS2) are introduced to surgery through workshops, research and courses. There is also the opportunity to join the Surgical Interest Group (SIG).
Third Year Students
Third Year Medical Students (MS3) begin their Clerkships learning about General Surgery through hands-on experience. Students are offered sites at OHSU, within the community, and in rural areas. For more information, review the MS3 Teaching Plan and the MS3 Course Objectives.
Fourth Year Students
Fourth Year Medical Students (MS4) continue their education by choosing to complete either a general surgery or specialty rotation. There are several specialty rotations to choose from on-campus as well as off-site. For more information, review the MS4 Teaching Plan.
Visiting M.D. and D.O. students and are accepted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). They must first meet the requirements provided by both the OHSU Dean's Office and the Department of Surgery to be considered for a rotation.
Learn more about OHSU's undergraduate medical education program within the School of Medicine
For more information regarding our Medical Student Program within the Department of Surgery, contact our Medical Student Coordinator.
Summer Clinical Research Internship Program
Applications due January 31, 2018
Our summer Clinical Research Internship Program invites motivated university and medical students to apply for the opportunity to perform research related to an ongoing clinical research study overseen by our surgery faculty. In addition to study analysis, interns will have the opportunity to shadow surgery faculty in clinic and the OR, attend weekly OHSU surgery conferences with faculty, and participate in workshops that illuminate the path toward improved health care through research and innovation. Summer 2018 application due date and requirements