Course ID: MED 997AO
Discipline: Surgery
Prerequisites: Year 4 standing
Available Sites: Saginaw
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks


This elective rotation in Pediatric Surgery is an experience in the management of surgical diseases of infants and children. The student may be required to travel to the clinic, outpatient surgery center and/or hospital facility during his/her rotation time. Students electing this rotation will be in their fourth year of medical school.

Key Objectives

  • Use the framework of pediatric surgery to understand basic general surgery principles in the management of fluids and electrolyte, nutritional assessment and administration, preoperative and postoperative care, management of trauma and burns, assessment of complications, and follow‐up care.
  • Understand and be exposed to basic operative procedures. 
  • Identify and describe common surgical diseases and emergencies encountered in childhood.
  • Participate in hands on experience in the OR, clinic, and daily work and teaching rounds.

Assessment Method

College of Medicine standard elective assessment will be completed by supervising faculty at conclusion of elective clerkship.

Scheduling Information

Interested students should contact CMU College of Medicine Department of Distributed Clinical Education at