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Suite 604
1245 Highland Avenue
Abington, PA 19001
Phone: 215-481-7460
Fax: 215-481-2159

Clerkship Director
Jeffrey Kolff, M.D.

For more information, please contact:

Moira Choy, Clerkship Coordinator
Phone: 215-481-7460
Fax: 214-481-2159

Supporting Faculty

  • 28 faculty members in the Department of General Surgery including supporting faculty from Vascular, Colorectal, Bariatric, Surgical Oncology and Trauma services.
  • A broad subspecialty faculty from Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Urology and Plastic Surgery
  • ACGME accredited residency program of 29 JHA residents

3rd Year Clerkship

First Day of Rotation

  • Students
    • Jefferson: 2-3 per 6 week block
    • PCOM: 1 per 4 week block
  • Structure
    • Jefferson: 6 weeks surgery
    • PCOM: 4 weeks surgery
  • Lectures
    • School and student specific
    • Inclusion at core resident lectures delivered during protected time
      • Wednesdays: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
      • Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Optional lecture offerings include: Medical Grand Rounds, Schwartz Rounds, Vascular Conference, and Trauma Conference
  • Call and Weekends
    • Required only for sub-internship. This is optional for 3rd year clerkship.

4th Year Sub-Internship

  • One student per 4 week block, arranged individually with the Department of Surgery

4th Year Electives

  • Advanced sub-specialty clinical experience is available. Contact the Department of Surgery for availability and assignment

Physician Assistant Student

  • 1 Jefferson East Falls 2nd year student for 4-week rotation in General Surgery
  • 1 Jefferson Center City student for a 4-week rotation in General Surgery
  • Structure and lectures are generally the same as for 3rd year medical students.