Robert R. Nesbit, Jr., M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Director of Medical Student Education
pager is 706-721-7243 ext 1257
The Surgery Clerkship is an 8-week rotation consisting of one month on a Core General Surgical Service and two weeks each of two Subspecialty Surgical Services. The clerkship takes place in various locations throughout the state of Georgia. Clerkship sites include the Georgia Regents University and Veterans Administration Hospitals in Augusta, St. Joseph's Candler Hospital and Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Atlanta Medical Center, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele, Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainsville, Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Southwest Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick and Winn Army Hospital in Ft Stewart .
The Core, General Surgical Services include Minimally Invasive & Digestive Diseases Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Oncology at Georgia Health Science University and General Surgery Services at the VA, and the other hospitals listed above.
The Subspecialty Services in Augusta include Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Trauma/Critical Care and Urology. Some subspecialties are also offered at other campuses.
This website has been designed to help the student understand the goals, objectives and structure of the clerkship, the evaluation process, and administrative requirements of the rotation. The student guide outlines the attitudes, skills and knowledge that students need to acquire during the clerkship. Students should use this material to help focus their learning efforts. An orientation session for all students will be held on the first day of the surgical rotation. Students will be notified by email of the time and place. Please check website, email or call the Student Coordinator to find out when and where this will take place. Please review the following information before you begin the rotation. We are available if you have questions or problems. The Department of Surgery is committed to making your rotation a positive educational experience. All of us in the Department of Surgery look forward to working with you and to helping you both during your rotation and in the future.