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Surgery

S101
S101A
Bariatric Surgery
Collin Brathwaite, MD

Course Description: This is a 2 wk or 4 wk rotation designed to provide a concentrated experience in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The student is expected to follow patients on the service, round with the fellow in the morning, attend office hours in the Mineola office as well as the Patchogue office and participate in the operating room. The student is expected to also attend at least one of two monthly educational seminars in the held in the evenings for patients in Nassau and Suffolk County. The student is expected to learn the pre-op and post-op care of the bariatric surgery patient as well as gain a basic knowledge of the metabolic consequences of the various procedures. The student will gain sensitivity for the care of the morbidly obese patient as well as an understanding of the social, financial and medical impact of this disease. The student will be expected to give a short presentation on some aspect of the treatment of morbid obesity during the rotation.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine; MD; DO; International

S104
S104A
Plastic Surgery Elective
Thomas Davenport, MD

Course Description: Exposure to the field of aesthetic surgery with some experience in the management of ordinary minor surgical problems, reconstructive surgery of trauma and congenital anomalies, and tissue transplantation techniques. Student will be instructed in basic techniques of complex wound management within the general area of plastic surgery including hand, facial trauma, reconstructive, microvascular, and aesthetic surgery. At completion of the course, students will have obtained a better understanding and a balanced perspective of plastic surgery.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine; MD; DO

S105
S105A
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Fahd Ali, MD

Course Description: The Student will be exposed to Cardio-Pulmonary physiology in action as well as a multi-system approach to Critically Ill surgical patients. The goal of this four week course is to provide the students with the opportunity to apply the basic physiology learned in their initial three years to the critically ill patient. Issues that will be addressed include: Ventilator Management, Fluid Resuscitation, Blood Gas Analysis, Management of ARDS, Electrolyte and Acid Base Diseases, Nutritional Support, Renal Replacement Therapy, Pain Management, Spinal Cord Injury Management, Head Injury Management. The student will participate in daily work and teaching rounds. This outstanding elective gives students the opportunity to perform procedures under direct supervision.
Research Opportunities are available if the Course director is given at least 4 weeks advance notice.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students:1
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine; MD; DO; International

S107
Surgical Subinternship
Fahd Ali, MD

Course Description: This is a course in which the fourth year medical student is treated and expected to function at or near the level of the first year resident. Daily activities will include operating room time to assist at various surgical procedures, clinical bedside teaching rounds, the opportunity to participate in office practice in consulting surgery. The student will be assigned to one of the surgical staff services, including general surgery and vascular surgery. The student will follow patients under close supervision as an integral part of the surgical team. The student will be involved in the initial emergency evaluation of acutely ill surgical and acutely injured patients.
The student will, under supervision, have the opportunity to develop surgical skills, as appropriate, in the context of patient care, including first assist on basic cases, central line and chest tube placement and suturing techniques. Attendance and participation is expected at regularly scheduled surgical conferences, Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference, local surgical meetings and student level lectures.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
 Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine; MD; DO; International

S109
S109A
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Scott Gorenstein, MD

Course Description: The student will develop a knowledge base and clinical skills necessary to evaluate patients with all the medical conditions accepted by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society as amenable to treatment, manage patients during hyperbaric treatment, evaluate wound care patients with diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers and difficult to heal wounds. The student will provide basic wound care including bedside debridment, topical wound care, VAC dressing application, and assist in the application of synthetic skin substitutes. Students will participate in hyperbaric clinical operations by monitoring daily treatments, and will attend wound care clinic. Required reading will be supplied to the resident. At least one day will be spent offsite observing multi-place chamber operations.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine; MD; DO; International

S110
S110A
Wound Healing Elective
Thomas Davenport, MD

Course Description: Students who enroll in this course will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Davenport and the NYU Winthrop Wound Care team. Students will be exposed to the inter-disciplinary nature of wound care. Students will participate in wound reconstruction cases in the OR and observe office hours at the Wound Care Center.
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: General Surgery Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine; MD; DO

S111 Plastic Surgery Research Elective
Thomas Davenport, MD

Course Description:
Students who enroll in this course will have the opportunity to work with the Academic Research team at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group and NYU Winthrop Hospital. The team's projects involve both retrospective and prospective studies, and the studies encompass a wide array of plastic surgery topics including wound care, breast surgery, complex reconstruction, and microsurgery.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine; MD; DO