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Clerkship Program Director: Ara Feinstein, MD
Associate Clerkship Program Director: Natasha Keric, MD
Clerkship Program Coordinator: Tacha Lyons,

Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
925 East McDowell Road
2nd Floor, Office #233
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
Phone (602) 839-3339
Fax (602) 839-3300

General Surgery Rotation - U of A students

U of A Students on this third year rotation will meet in the HSEB Simulation Center located at the U of A College of Medicine - Phoenix Campus - off 7th Street and Van Buren on the first day of the rotation for a half day orientation. The students will be released after showing their proficiency of suturing and sterile technique, around 1 pm, to continue on to their assigned service.

The student will spend 6 weeks with the Surgical Service (all assignments are randomly selected by the Clerkship Coordinator); the services may include, but are not limited to General Surgery, Transplant, and Vascular Surgery. Locations that the student may be assigned to include Banner Good Sam, Banner Gateway, Banner Desert, Banner Estrella, VA Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center.

The student must take a minimum of two nights of Trauma Emergency Surgical Service (TESS) call. The TESS Call Schedule will be determined during orientation and will include a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night plus one weekday night. The trauma weekday shift begins at 5:00 pm on the assigned night and is finished the following morning at 7:00 am, or upon the completion of rounding. There are two weekend shifts - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

MSIV Surgery Rotations

You may choose one of the following specialties for this four week rotation:


ENT/Thoracic/Surg. Endo
General Surgery
General Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgical ICU
Transplant Surgery
Trauma/Emergency Surgery
Vascular Surgery


Phoenix VA Integrated Healthcare System
Banner Desert Medical Center
Banner Good Samaritan
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Banner Good Samaritan
Banner Good Samaritan
Banner Good Samaritan
Banner Good Samaritan

All students attending an LCME accredited medical school are welcome to apply for a 4th year elective through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) at

The call schedule will depend on the individual service and will be decided by the attendings and residents on the service.

Please note: some services may require more call than others.

BDMC Banner Univ Medical Center BEMC
Phoenix VA UofA College of Medicine Phoenix Childrens Alaska Medical Center

Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix Campus
925 East McDowell Road, Second Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006

phone: 602.839.3339 | fax: 602.839.3300