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Breast Surgery

Director:   Susan Cash, MD

Location:  Baystate Medical Center, 3400 Main Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective is designed to expose an interested fourth year student to the field of breast surgery and to help the student gain an appreciation for the multidisciplinary aspects of breast care. 

Objectives

The student will…

  • follow the surgeon in the clinic and see patients with benign breast disease as well as breast cancer. 
  • learn how to take a detailed history and perform a complete breast exam as well as observe office-based breast procedures. 
  • observe  the surgeon in the operating room for surgical cases (lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, axillary lymph node dissection)
  • follow any post-operative patients on the floor. 
  • attend the Breast Pathology Conference, which is a multidisciplinary review conference in which cases involving breast cancer or pre-cancer are presented and reviewed by surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. 
  • attend other clinics such as the High Risk Clinic, observe a session with the medical or radiation oncologist or
  • review breast imaging studies with a radiologist.

 

 

Course Number

SGN440-BA-O

 

Duration

 

4 weeks

 

Hours per Week

 

40

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

No/No

 

Capacity

 

1 student per Block

 


Alternate Dates

Available

 

Yes, at discretion of

the Director

 


Transportation

Required

 

Yes

 

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.

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