Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Acute Care Surgery Elective

Acute Care Surgery Elective

Download ApplicationCourse Name: Acute Care Surgery

Length: 4 weeks

Department: Surgery

Location: The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 3rd year surgical clerkship

Description: A 4 week rotation at The Methodist Hospital, a tertiary referral center in the Texas Medical Center. Students will function as sub-interns and will work as part of the surgical house staff team. This rotation provides a broad exposure to the evaluation and management of patients with urgent/emergent surgical problems. Clinical experience will include evaluation of patients in the emergency room, inpatient setting, operating room, and ambulatory clinic.


  • Develop clinical problem solving skills in the evaluation and management of acute surgical diseases.
  • Provide a broad exposure to operative techniques and an opportunity to develop technical skills.
  • Provide practical clinical experience in preparation for a surgical internship.

Learning Experience: Students will participate in the clinical and educational activities of the Acute Care Surgery Service. This includes faculty teaching rounds, conferences, journal club, and all aspects of clinical care provided by the service.