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We hope you will find your 6 week rotation both stimulating and challenging.
If you are a McMaster clinical clerk interested in doing a surgical elective at McMaster, please contact:
You can also find out more by visiting the medportal pages. (Select topic on right)
All other Canadian and international medical students interested in a surgical elective should check out the application process on the Electives Office webpage.
Surgical Clerkship Learning Objectives
The aim of the surgical clerkship is for the students to achieve a defined body of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the recognition and understanding of the management of patients with diseases which may be treated by surgeons. This clerkship will provide the foundation necessary for the student to enter into any field of medical practice.