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Department of Surgery Elective Catalog General Surgery Subinternship Elective—Visiting Students Only

General Surgery Subinternship Elective—Visiting Students Only

The following elective is offered to visiting medical students only. The course director is Michael J. Klein, MD. Please call 212-263-6851 to make arrangements and speak with the clerkship coordinator.

Prerequisites: Surgery & Medicine Clerkships at home medical school


The surgical sub-internship in surgery is meant to give the student who is interested in surgery a more in depth experience in surgery. The student will take on the responsibilities of an intern. In this capacity, they will see consults in the emergency room and on the floor, manage patients that have been admitted to the service, and assist in the operating room. In addition, the student will be responsible for a short project, either a presentation or a short paper on a relevant topic. Students may rotate on a number of services at multiple hospitals, including:

NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Ranson Service (HPB)
  • Spencer Service (General/MIS/Foregut)
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

  • Acute Care (Trauma) Surgery
  • General/Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Objectives of the Elective

This rotation introduces the student to general surgical principles including pre-op evaluation, intra-op decision making and post-op care. Students will deal with surgical illness, surgical critical care and non-operative care of the critically ill. Students should become “experts on the abdomen.”

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. Students will follow patients and provide care, presenting on attending rounds and assisting in the operating room.
  2. Students have night call and participate in evaluation of patients.
  3. Students attend all surgery conferences.

Didactic Program

Rounds and clinics are scheduled for each service.

Method of Evaluation

Students are evaluated by the house staff and those attendings who interact most closely with them.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All Year
Contact Student Clerkship Coordinator via email: Acacia Sharma,
Students Per Period: Varies
Duration: 4 Weeks
Application Deadline: The application deadline for a General Surgery Visiting Student Elective for the following academic year is May 15th.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine URiM Acting Surgical Internship

The NYU Langone Health Department of Surgery welcomes students who identify as underrepresented in medicine to apply for our Acting Surgical Internship. Students who are interested in applying for the URiM Acting Surgical Internship should be committed to pursuing a categorical residency position in general surgery for the academic year starting July 1, 2024 and will be required to complete and submit an application as part of the selection process. A $2,000 stipend will be offered to the two accepted students to help with travel and housing expenses. Please Note: This stipend is separate from the stipend offered from NYU on an institutional level and cannot be combined with any other NYU stipend.

Application Deadline: July 15th, 2023.