SURG 687 - Transplantation Surgery

  • Identify the conditions and factors for which a solid organ transplant is indicated, as well as those factors which may make a patient ineligible for transplant.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a focused history and physical examination in the patient with organ failure, as well as the post-transplant patient.
  • Discuss issues in immunology and operative surgical anatomy appropriate to transplantation patients, in particular the principles of immune suppression and the factors involved in transplant rejection.
  • Outline management plans for transplantation patients including ICU care through the complex management of the patient with end-stage organ failure.
  • Outline the workup and management for a patient with suspected or confirmed transplant graft rejection.
  • In the operating room and/or clinic, demonstrate and sharpen skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-tying, suturing, and limited dissection.

687 UWMC

6wks Six weeks prior to your rotation start date, please contact Sandra Burkhart ( | 206.598.7797) for important instructions and information.

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Report to:
Sandra Burkhart, or as instructed by site
UWMC, Rm. NN-405
1959 NE Pacific St
7:45am, or as instructed by site
Work Hours Policy

The goals of the medical students and the faculty of the School of Medicine are one and the same: to get the best medical education possible while not ignoring overall health and happiness. Attention needs to be paid to both duty/work hours and personal time.

Work hours rules have been developed for residents, but similar rules have not been developed for medical students. There are obvious differences in terms of goals, reimbursement, and responsibilities between residents and students. Nonetheless, some guidelines for students apply.