Undergraduate Surgical Education

The Discipline of Surgery faciliates the Undergraduate Core Clerkship Surgery 8-week rotation, which is a component of the Faculty of Medicine's 3rd year Undergradute Medical Education (UGME) program at Memorial University. This 8-week long rotation is comprised of 5-weeks of general surgery training and 3- weeks of orthopedic surgery training. 

In addition, the Discipline of Surgery schedules the 4th year UGME program's surgery-related elective/selective rotation placements.  These rotations can be 2-weeks or 4-weeks in duration, depending on site and preceptor availabilities. 

Training Sites (Urban and Rural Locations) 

In St. John's, NL (Eastern Region):

  • The Health Sciences Centre
  • The St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
  • The Janeway Children's Hospital 

In Clarenville, NL (Eastern Region):

  • Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital 

In Carbonear, NL (Eastern Region):

  • Carbonear General Hopsital

In Gander, NL (Central Region):

  • Dr. James Paton Memorial Hospital

In Grand Falls-Windsor, NL (Central Region):

  • Central NL Regional Health Care Centre

In Corner Brook, NL (Western Region):

  • Western Memorial Hospital

In St. Anthony, NL (Labrador-Grenfell Region):

  • Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital

In Saint John, New Brunswick:

  • Saint John Regional Hospital

In Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island:

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital 

Elective/Selective Rotations

Elective/Selective rotation opportunities for Memorial trainees, as well as visiting non-Memorial trainees, are available in the following subspecialities:

  • Urology
  • ENT 
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Non-Memorial trainees interested in completing an undergraduate surgery elective/selective rotation in Newfoundland and Labardor are to contact the Memorial University Faculty of Medicine's Undergraduate Medical Education Office.

Undergraduate Core Clerkship Surgery Objectives

For a copy of the Undergraduate surgery clerkship curriculum objectives for general surgery and orthopedic surgery, please see the Resources and Links section of this website.