MPAS 705 Surgery Practicum

This five-week clinical practicum introduces students to the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients in the surgical setting. Students will be trained in pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative patient care settings, as well as operating room protocol and techniques. Students will be exposed to emergent, non-emergent, and elective surgical cases. Students will learn common surgical procedures and the description, indications, contraindications, and complications of each. Additionally, students will gain experience in interpreting diagnostic tests utilized in the surgical environment and become more adept at documenting surgical notes and procedures.