Virtual Patient Self-Study

The Department of Surgery has subscribed to web-based curriculum developed at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) School of Medicine. This contains case-based learning modules that serve as the basis for all of the 3rd year student clerkship small group discussions and case-based learning conferences. In addition, there are topics in surgery that are covered in the UTSW curriculum that are not included in our conferences. It is expected that the student will study these important topics on their time.

Topics for web-based self-learning include:

  • Wound Management
  • Gastric Operations
  • Adrenal & Paraneoplastic Syndromes
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Thrombocytopenia in Childhood/Adulthood
  • Pediatric Malignancies
  • Transplantation
  • Hernias
  • Nutrition
  • Hepatic Tumors
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Trauma. Chest & Abdomen
  • Trauma. Head, Spine & Extremities
  • Ano-Rectal Diseases
  • Vascular Disease. Claudication
  • Vascular Disease. Aneurysms
  • Vascular Disease. Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Sarcoma