Preceptorships in Surgery

Registration for these courses requires both of the following:

Surgery 499 - Undergraduate Research

Provides undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects or carry out an independent research project under supervision of department of surgery faculty. Practical experience in experimental design and execution is provided under direct supervision of selected faculty members.

Surgery 505 - Surgery Preceptorships

For first and second year medical students only, this course provides the opportunity for medical students to gain personal experience with clinical faculty members in the community. Students observe general aspects of private practice including: routine clinical problems, practice limitations, doctor/doctor - doctor/patient - doctor/nurse relationships in the office and/or hospital setting.

If you are interested in working with a surgeon in the community, please email the following information to Josh Powell.

  • Name, I.D. number and year
  • Telephone number
  • What quarter you would like to participate in a preceptorship
  • Do you have a particular subspecialty interest?

Some sites require you to complete paperwork before beginning your preceptorship. If the site/office in which you will be working is listed below, please complete all corresponding forms to take with you on the first day of your rotation.

Surgery 600 - Graduate Research

Provides an opportunity for graduate medical students to participate in ongoing research projects or carry out an independent research project under supervision of department of surgery faculty. Practical experience in experimental design and execution is provided under direct supervision of selected faculty members.

Interested in Surgical Residency at the University of Washington?

Please visit our Residency Applicants' Website