UW Department of Surgery - Medical Students

Medical Student Education

Welcome to the Department of Surgery! Here students will find important information for required clerkships, surgery electives, and student resources to help navigate surgical education. Surgery students participate in clinical coursework across the entire WWAMI region, offering a diverse educational experience.


Interested in a Career in Surgery?

Whether students entered medical school with a passion for surgery or discovered their love of surgery during their clerkship, the Department of Surgery offers resources for students to prepare them for the road to surgical residency. Read more about resident education in the Department of Surgery. Surgery Career Advising is available for medical students interested in pursuing a Surgical Residency upon graduation.


Upcoming Surgery Clerkship or Elective?

Important instructions regarding site credentialing and site coordinator information for each site can be found under the “Required Clerkships” and “Electives” tab on the menu bar.¬†Credentialing at assigned sites should be initiated no less than six weeks prior to the start date of the course.