Surgical Opportunities for Medical Students

Surgical Clerkships

Stanford's Department of Surgery offers 13 clerkships to medical students in a variety of specialties. Programs are offered for both third- and fourth-year students and many are open to visitors. 

Stanford Surgery also offers two continuity clerkship opportunities for first- and third-year medical students that offer a longitudinal look at life as a surgeon. 

Scholarly Concentrations

Faculty Lead Dr. Lisa Knowlton

The Scholarly Concentration (SC) program is a required, structured program of study in the Medical Student Curriculum that promotes in-depth learning and scholarship. The SC's provide medical students with faculty-mentored scholarly experiences in areas of individual interest combined with structured coursework (12 units) to support this scholarship. 

Surgical Interest Group

The Surgery Interest Group at Stanford is committed to promoting surgery as a career, enhancing surgical education of medical students at Stanford and giving medical students every opportunity to thrive, learn and become a leader in surgery.

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