1. Provide senior students with an in-depth survey of general surgery and a surgical specialty;
  2. Provide senior students with an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of common surgical diseases;
  3. Provide senior students with supervised responsibility for the care of surgical patients;
  4. Provide senior students opportunities to observe, learn, and demonstrate professionalism, ethical behavior, and commitment expected of a surgical resident and an attending surgeon;
  5. Provide senior students opportunities to hone their presentation skills of medical topics and clinical data, and;
  6. Provide senior students opportunities to enhance their technical skills of laparoscopy, knot tying, suturing, ultrasonography, and the use of surgical staplers.