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Surgical Clerkship Director

Dr. Jorge DeMaria
McMaster Medical Centre, HSC-4E19b
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
905-521-2100 ext. 73777


Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship Director

Dr. Devin Peterson
McMaster University Medical Centre, Rm 4E11
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
905-521-2100 ext. 73177


Surgical Clerkship Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Joanne Winch
McMaster Medical Centre, HSC-4E12
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Phone (905) 521-2100 ext. 75269

Under the leadership of Associate Chair of Education, Dr. Stephen Kelly, surgeons take an active role functioning in various capacities such as tutors, clinical skills preceptors, resource persons and elective supervisors in Undergraduate education. Both full-time and clinical faculty members of the Department continue to provide the major resources necessary to complete the Undergraduate M.D. curriculum. In concert with the Faculty's M.D. Committee, surgeons continue to work on formal learning resources, including the design of new paper problems and evaluation exercises.

Major input continues during the Surgical Clerkship program. In the six-week Clerkship, the students are expected to become familiar with fundamental surgical concepts and management strategies, as well as improve their skills in communications, the history and physical examination, and surgical techniques. Significant changes in the Clerkship have been implemented including both oral and written evaluation exercises, mini tutorials in surgical principles and a formal exit survey which serves as an evaluation tool for the teachers, as well as the programs. The clerks also attend weekly large group sessions related to specific subspecialty topics.

If you are a McMaster medical student interested in doing a surgical elective at McMaster, please contact:

Joanne Winch

All other Canadian and international medical students interested in a surgical elective should check the Electives Office.


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