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David Grant Medical
remains, one of the clinical rotations that all surgical residents rotate through during their clinical years. Our faculty at David Grant Medical is comprised of General Surgeons, and a full complement of Surgical Subspecialist to include Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal, Trauma/Critical Care, Surgical Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Vascular surgery.

DGMC integrated with University of California, Davis in 2008. The DGMC/UCD General Surgery Residency program is an RRC fully-accredited training program.

General Surgery Student Course Description:
This course focuses on patient care concepts for routine surgical patients. The bio-psycho-social needs of the patient are addressed in addition to patient identification, review of the chart, documentation, positioning, skin preparation, urinary catheterization, specimen care, wound classification, vital signs, hemodynamics, monitoring, and discharge planning.

This course is a four-week course in a hospital setting outpatient, inpatient setting. Student responsibilities include: performance of history and physical exams, formulation of differential diagnoses, and development of therapeutic treatment plans across different age groups of patients with surgical problems, including pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care. 
The student will recognize diseases that require surgical intervention, formulate surgical diagnoses and identify relevant surgical treatments. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the Physicians incorporate interdisciplinary instruction utilizing faculty from varied areas of expertise and experience.

The course provides the student with introduction to operating room theory with a practical application of the skills to be performed in the scrub role. Principles and concepts of aseptic techniques associated with the assistant role are presented, proper use of instrumentation, sutures, needles, surgical counts and wound closure materials are demonstrated. The surgeons provide students with instruction on basic surgical technical skills.

Student will rotate at Travis and take some Home Call (Night) shifts with our Chief Resident.

The student will participate in weekly academics. A review of relevant anatomy and physiology
and medical terminology is incorporated throughout the curriculum. Students will increase
knowledge in specialty areas by attending educational lectures.

Our labs are conducted in the CIF on the 1st Floor.

 Sim Lab - 1st Wednesday of the Month
 Journal Club - 2nd Wednesday
 Laparoscopic Animal Lab - 3rd Wednesday
 Trauma Lab/Open Vascular - Wednesday

Travel Directions from Sacramento to Travis AFB:
Take 80 towards San Francisco, take the Air Base Parkway Exit Fairfield, and go over the over pass. Take Air Base Parkway to the end; get in the right hand lane right before the light the hospital is on the right. The speed limit drops to 15 mph, the road is curved.

Hospital in-processing
Prior to arrival you will need to send your authorization for rotation to the GME office, Fax: 707-423-7952. If you have any question please call the clerkship office at 707-423-7950

SrA Peoples (Clerkship Office) will contact you with the information needed for your rotation at David Grant Medical Center.
Please email your CV, Personal Statement and USMLE scores prior to your arrival to the Surgery Resident Coordinator. The Surgery Resident Coordinator will schedule your interview with the Program Director at Travis and UC Davis.

Students stay at the West Wind Inn Base Lodging (707-424-8000) Bldg. 402, 570 Travis Avenue, Travis AFB, CA 94535. Please call and make your reservations ahead of time.

We look forward to having you rotate with us.