Medical Student Opportunities

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Surgery offers a broad array of elective opportunities for medical students. 

Breast Surgical Oncology (S-121)
The student will round with the fellow who is responsible for pre- and postoperative patient care and performs operations under the direction of the attending surgeon.

Colorectal Surgical Oncology (S-129C)
The student will scrub in to the operating room, attend outpatient clinic, and participate in daily rounds and conferences. 

Gastric Mixed Tumor Surgical Oncology (S-129G)
The student will scrub in to the operating room, attend outpatient clinic, and participate in daily rounds and conferences.

Gynecologic Surgical Oncology (OB-107)
The focus of this elective is on the pretreatment evaluation of patients, the available modalities of therapy, and the principles by which a choice of treatment is ultimately made.

Head & Neck Surgery (S-123)
This elective is an excellent beginning for the student interested in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and plastic surgery.

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgical Oncology (S-129H)
The student will contribute to and learn from the care of patients with diseases of the liver, biliary tree, and pancreas. He or she will scrub in to the operating room and participate in daily rounds and conferences. 

Lymphatics/Tissue Engineering – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Student researchers will work in areas that include understanding the mechanisms that govern the development of lymphedema, tissue engineering of lymphatic structures, and post-reconstructive physiology. 

Orthopedic Surgical Oncology (S-144)
The student will be an integral part of the orthopedic unit, participating in all inpatient, outpatient, and surgical activities, as well as six hours of didactic and Socratic conferences weekly.

Pediatric Surgical Oncology (S-129)
The student will scrub in to the operating room, participate in daily rounds and conferences, and have the opportunity to conduct a clinical research project. 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (S-124)
The student will gain intensive operating room exposure to complex microsurgical procedures, myocutaneous flaps, breast reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery.

Sexual Medicine and the Oncology Patient (S-300)
The student will learn about the specialty of sexual medicine and how it pertains to cancer survivors.

Thoracic Surgical Oncology (S-125)
The student will be exposed to one of the largest volumes of thoracic disease and enjoy an unparalleled educational experience.

Urological Surgical Oncology (S-218)
The student will gain a full appreciation of the clinical characteristics and major treatment approaches to genitourinary malignancies, as well as the impact of treatment on a patient’s quality of life.