Studying surgery is an essential component of medical training and a daily activity of a practicing physician. Knowledge and skills learned in surgery enable the students to deal with surgical emergencies and life-saving situations as well as with other cold problems of removal of non-functioning organs or unnecessary benign or malignant growths, or replacing or reconstructing shape or function. Surgical training in subspecialties like orthopedics, ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology helps in facing very specific components of surgery and dealt with in this clerkship. Most of the training in this clerkship is focused on secondary and tertiary levels of health care, which have to complement, rather than replace, primary level.

While studying surgery the student should adopt a holistic approach to patient problems, which may require attention to medical illnesses while the patient is in the surgical ward

Injuries and road traffic accidents constitute a large share of health problems in any community. Studying orthopedic surgery is an essential component of medial training and a daily activity of a practicing physician. Most of the training in this clerkship is focused on secondary and tertiary levels of health care, which have to complement, rather than replace, primary level.

While studying orthopedic surgery, the student should adopt a holistic approach to patient’s problems, which may require attention to medical illnesses while the patient is in the orthopedic ward. This is why the General objectives and the Specific Basic Clinical Skills are nearly the same as those in Medical clerkship. Close consultation and timely referral of medical cases is for the benefit of the patient