Pediatric Surgery

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Department: PEDIATRICS
Rotation Title: General Surgery
Faculty: Mohammad Emran
Location: Driscoll Children's Hospital - McIver Furman Building - 3rd Floor

Duration: 4 weeks
Number of Students: One
When Offered: All Year
Rotation Hours:
Prerequisite(s): 4th Year Status

Goals-The faculty will strive to:

  • Provide exposure to common pediatric surgical problems/ anomalies
  • Become familiar with pre-intra and post-operative care of infants and children.
  • Provide opportunity to understand how surgical therapy affects the pediatric patient.

Objectives-At the end of the rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize physical exam/history consistent with common surgical emergencies.
  • Understand post-operative cause of certain surgical problems.
  • Recognize common elective surgical problems requiring pediatric surgery - consultations and interventions

Learning Activities:

  • Pediatric surgical clinic/office hours.
  • Attending Rounds on surgical floor
  • Weekly "interesting case" presentation
  • Patient responsibility - 4th year student will carry approximately three patients and function as an Acting Intern.

Learning Resources:

  • Pediatric Surgery Library
  • Pediatric Surgery Wards/Office/Clinics
  • Driscoll Children's Hospital Medical Library.
  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Library


  • Clinical evaluation form (100%) to be completed by the physician preceptor with whom the student has worked.
  • Course and Faculty evaluation required upon completion of rotation.
  • Daily supervision and feedback based on day's activities.

Contact Information

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