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SU-401 Subinternship in General Surgery

Director: Gladys Fernandez, MD

Location:  Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA


To provide a greater in-depth experience to those students who wish to obtain additional surgical exposure or who are seriously considering surgery as a possible career choice.


The student will...

  • function as a junior intern be given responsibility commensurate with his/her background and ability.
  • serve as part of a team consisting of medical students, junior and senior house officers and attending surgeons.
  • examine patients, assist in surgery, and participate in post-operative care
  • develop clinical and technical skills.
  • participate in all of the educational activities of the Department of Surgery during the course of the elective.

Course Number



4 weeks

Hours per Week


On Weekends

Call is every 4th night.


1 student per Block

Alternate Dates

At discretion of
the Director



On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.