Academic Programs


The Department of Medical Education is a multi-discipline academic unit committed to providing excellence in osteopathic surgical care through an emphasis on education, research, quality management, access and cost-effectiveness in a changing medical environment.

The department actively promotes research and scholarly activity for the students. In line with the University of North Texas Health Science Center mission statement, the Department of Surgery is committed to achieving excellence in its academic programs.

Surgery Clerkship

  • Core Clinical Clerkship in Surgery: A required eight-week clerkship in general surgery in an affiliated hospital. Students spend time in the various surgical specialties. (8 SCH)
  • Clinical Clerkship in Surgery: An elective four-week clerkship in surgery in an affiliated hospital.
    (4 SCH)
  • Clinical Clerkship in Otorhinolaryngology: A two-week rotation in otorhinolaryngology. (4 SCH)
  • Clinical Clerkship in Orthopedics: A two-week rotation on orthopedics. (4 SCH)
  • Clinical Clerkship in Thoracic Surgery: A two-week rotation in thoracic surgery. (4 SCH)
  • Clinical Clerkship in Surgical Oncology: A two-week rotation in surgical oncology. (4 SCH)
  • Clinical Clerkship in Neurosurgery: A two-week rotation in neurosurgery. (4 SCH)
  • Clinical Clerkship in Urology: A two-week rotation in urology. (4 SCH)

Additional Information

For more information regarding the Surgery Clerkship at TCOM, download the Core Surgery Clerkship Syllabus.