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Authors Issa N, Ladd AP, Lidor AO, Sippel RS, Goldin SB, Subcommittee for Surgery Subinternship and the Curriculum Committee of the Association for Surgical Education
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Journal Am. J. Surg. Volume: 209 Issue: 1 Pages: 8-14
Publish Date 2015 Jan
PubMed ID 25497437

Surgery subinternship rotations are clinical rotations intended to provide senior medical students with experiential exposure and increased autonomy during the care of surgical patients in clinical settings. Due to the lack of guidelines from national surgical organizations, these rotations remain largely unstructured and unstandardized with wide variability in the goals and experiences they provide for medical students.Through synthesis of the literature and by applying an iterative process among members of the subcommittee for surgery subinternship and the curriculum committee of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) consensus recommendations were established.Five defined domains were identified as essential for establishing surgery subinternship rotations. These are: administrative structure, goals and objectives, curricular elements, instructional methods, and assessment tools.These recommendations should serve as a blue print for establishing a structured, educationally sound, and rewarding clinical rotation for medical students. Applying these recommendations may also provide educators with opportunities for scholarships and academic advancement. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System