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Department of Surgery

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Message to Students from the Clerkship Director

On behalf of the Chairman, Faculty, and the Residents of the Department of Surgery, we welcome you to the Surgery Clerkship. We hope that your Surgery clerkship rotation will prove to be a rich and rewarding experience.


About Surgical Clerkship

Robert DiRaimo, M.D. - Clerkship Director
Audra Koenig - Interim Surgery Clerkship Coordinator

The student follows patients on a variety of surgical services throughout their illnesses and takes an active part in the therapy, including the performance of minor technical procedures, assisting at operations, and following results.

Emphasis is placed on the clinical, rather than the technical, aspect of surgery.

Instructional venues include rounds, teaching conferences, and an audiovisual laboratory in addition to clinical teaching at the bedside.

Please note that the core & elective surgical rotations are offered to SUNY Downstate Medical Students ONLY.


Contact Us

Any questions regarding medical student education at the SUNY Downstate Department of Surgery can be addressed to:

Audra Koenig - Interim Surgery Clerkship Coordinator

Phone: 718-270-2137

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Surgery
450 Clarkson Ave, BSB 5-28