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Clerkship Program

Our clerkship program provides exposure and oppurtunity for medical students in their path to success.

About our Clerkship Program

Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine - Department of Surgery’s courses provide a unique combination of learning how to be an integral part of the surgical team while absorbing an in-depth knowledge of the patient's disease process and correlating basic science with the pathophysiology and treatment of the patient's disease. Students will be introduced to preoperative, operative and post-operative care of patients with elective and emergent – related illness, psychosocial issues and as well as operating room procedures. Students will perform basic procedures under the guide of preceptors while on this rotation. The department oversees the medical student surgical curriculum on CHM’s seven-clinical campuses (Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland, SEMich, Traverse City & Upper Peninsula) across the state of Michigan with approximately 200 students per graduation class.

Required core surgical courses (Legacy Curriculum - SUR 608 & 620, Shared Discovery Curriculum - 641, 642 & 643) are open only to MD students in the College of Human Medicine. The Department of Surgery also offers 22 surgical electives (campus-dependent) in various subspeciality surgical topics including hand surgery, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, as well as others.

All visiting students elective offering information for all CHM campuses can be found by clicking here.

Contact Information

Lindsay Gluf Magar, BA, CCAP, APACS
Clerkship Administrator (Statewide)
Department of Surgery
1200 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 655
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517-267-2485
Email: Lindsay.Gluf@hc.msu.edu

Clerkship Directory

Clerkship Director

  • David Scheeres, MD, FACS
    • Lead Surgery I Clerkship Director
    • Lead Senior Surgery Clerkship Director
    • Lead Surgical Electives Director
  • Lynn Munoz, MD, MS, FACS
    • Lead Surgery II Clerkship Director
    • Lead Junior Surgery Clerkship Director
  • Gaby Iskander, MD, FACS
    • Lead Surgical Crtical Care Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Lindsay Gluf-Magar, BA, CCAP, APACS
    • Surgery Department Clerkship Administrator/Supervisor
  • Ashley O'Bryant, MA
    • Assistant Surgery Department Clerkship Administrator

Clerkship Director

  • Robert Molnar, MD, FACS
    • Flint Surgery 1 Clerkship Director
    • Flint Senior Surgery Clerkship Director
  • Kristoffer Wong, DO
    • Flint Surgery II Clerkship Director
    • Flint Junior Surgery Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Fabian Haywood
    • Flint Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery I, II, Junior & Senior Surgery

Clerkship Director

  • David Scheeres, MD, FACS
    • Grand Rapids Surgery I Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Mona Palladino
    • Grand Rapids Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery I, II & Junior Surgery
  • Mindy Nienhouse
    • Grand Rapids Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Senior Surgery

Clerkship Director

  • Srinivas Kavuturu, MD, FACS
    • Lansing Surgery I Clerkship Director
    • Lansing Assistant Junior Surgery Clerkship Director
  • Lynn Munoz, MD, MS, FACS
    • Lansing Surgery II Clerkship Director
    • Lansing Junior Surgery Clerkship Director
  • Paul Schneider, MD
    • Lansing Senior Surgery Clerkship Director

Asst Clerkship Director

  • Stephanie Cohen (Bray), MD, MS
    • Lansing Assistant Surgery I Clerkship Director
  • James H.W. Clarkson, MD, FRCSC, FRCS.plas, MSC
    • Lansing Assistant Surgery II Clerkship Director
    • Lansing Assistant Senior Surgery Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Deb Collier, RN, BSN MPA
    • Lansing Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery & Junior Surgery
    • MSU Surgery Simulation Lab Coordinator
  • Ashley O'Bryant, MA
    • Lansing Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery II & Senior Surgery

Clerkship Director

  • Kristin Busch, MD
    • Midland Surgery I Clerkship Director
  • Asha Shah, MD
    • Midland Surgery II Clerkship Director
  • Peter Bistolarides, MD, FACS
    • Midland Senior Surgery Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Heathre Van Riper
    • Midland Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery I, II & Senior Surgery

Clerkship Director

  • Amir Damadi, MD
    • SE Michigan Surgery I Clerkship Director
    • SE Michigan Senior Surgery Clerkship Director
  • Pritham Reddy, MD, FACS
    • SE Michigan Surgery II Clerkship Director
    • SE Michigan Junior Surgery Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Julie Katz, MEd
    • SE Michigan Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery I, II, Junior & Senior Surgery

Clerkship Director

  • Ashley Sachtleben, MD
    • Traverse City Surgery I Clerkship Director
  • Steven Thomas, MD, FACS
    • Traverse City II Clerkship Director
    • Traverse City Senior Surgery Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Kendry Scott
    • Traverse City Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery I, II & Senior Surgery

Clerkship Director

  • Patric Bulinski, MD
    • Upper Peninsula Surgery I Clerkship Director
    • Upper Peninsula Surgery II Clerkship Director
    • Upper Peninsula Senior Surgery Clerkship Director

Clerkship Admin

  • Kerry Bonovich
    • Upper Peninsula Surgery Clerkship Assistant
    • Surgery I, II & Senior Surgery