Medical Students

The OHSU Department of Surgery isn't just for residents and fellows. Clerkship Director Mackenzie Cook, M.D., is committed to the training and development of surgeons early in their education. He is actively engaged in teaching and providing opportunities for medical students interested in surgery. The department offers both required and elective courses as well as research opportunities. See the OHSU School of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program Objectives for more information.

First and Second Year Students

First and Second Year Students (MS1, MS2) are introduced to surgery through workshops, research and courses. There is also the opportunity to join the Surgical Interest Group (SIG).

Medical studentThird Year Students

Third Year Medical Students (MS3) begin their Clerkships learning about General Surgery through hands-on experience. Students are offered sites at OHSU, within the community, and in rural areas. For more information, review the MS3 Teaching Plan and the MS3 Course Objectives.

Fourth Year Students

Fourth Year Medical Students (MS4) continue their education by choosing to complete either a general surgery or specialty rotation. There are several specialty rotations to choose from on-campus as well as off-site. For more information, review the MS4 Teaching Plan.

Visiting Students

Visiting M.D. and D.O. students and are accepted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). They must first meet the requirements provided by both the OHSU Dean's Office and the Department of Surgery to be considered for a rotation.

Learn more about OHSU's undergraduate medical education program within the School of Medicine

For more information regarding our Medical Student Program within the Department of Surgery, contact our