Please register for fourth year elective courses with the Harvard Medical School Registrar. Application information and course descriptions for our fourth year externships can be found on the Registrar’s page.
Brigham and Women's Hospital's Department of Surgery offers four General Surgery courses, one for each General Surgery Service. Each elective is specific to one or more of the General Surgery Services. Courses are as follows:
Acute Care Surgery. Students rotate on the trauma and emergency surgical / Cushing service. Course Director: Reza Askari, MD
Colorectal Surgery (SU501M.23). Students rotate on the colorectal surgery / Chiefs service. Course Director: Joel Goldberg, MD
Gastrointestinal Surgery (SU506M.23). Students will rotate with the Gastrointestinal / Cutler service. Course Director: Douglas Smink, MD
Surgical Oncology (SU511M.23). Students will rotate with the Surgical Oncology / Moore service. Course Director: Thomas Clancy, MD
Vascular Surgery (SU519M.23). Students will rotate with the Vascular Surgery/ Mannick service. Course Director: Matthew Menard, MD
Please note: You are more likely to be placed in a general surgery course if you apply for three or four courses per month.
Department of Surgery offers the following courses in specialty services:
Clinical and Experimental Cardiac Surgery (SU504M.23). Course Director: James Rawn, MD
Advanced Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OT501M.5). Course Director: Rachel Roditi, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SU514M. JA). Course Director: Simon Talbot, MD