A Medical Student Experience as an Acting Intern in Colorectal Surgery





Medical Student, Residency, General Surgery, Acting Intern, Colorectal Surgery , Cleveland Clinic, Elective Rotation , Clinical Experience, Hemicolectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sigmoid Colectomy , Abdominoperineal Resection, Anorectal Fistulotomy , Colonoscopy, Patient Management , Preoperative Care, Postoperative Care , Surgical Decision-Making, General Surgery Residency, Team Coordination


Gaining hands on clinical experience in the US as a medical student is an important prerequisite for securing a residency spot in the US. These clinical electives in surgery enable the medical student to witness the process of providing healthcare to patients from the time of the first clinic visit to the post operative recovery phase of the patient after surgery. This is especially crucial for international medical students who are used to a different type of medical system back in their home country. Getting an opportunity to rotate in the department of Colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic is an opportunity of a lifetime. This is my experience at the Cleveland Clinic as an acting intern.


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A Picture with my Fellow in the Colorectal Operating Room at Cleveland Clinic



How to Cite

Misra, S. (2024). A Medical Student Experience as an Acting Intern in Colorectal Surgery. International Journal of Medical Students, 12(2), 219–221. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2024.2170