Discipline of Surgery

Programs - Undergraduate


The Discipline of Surgery faciliates the Undergraduate Core Clerkship Surgery 8-week rotation, which is a component of the Faculty of Medicine's 3rd year Undergradute Medical Education (UGME) program at Memorial University. This 8-week long rotation is comprised of 5-weeks of general surgery training and 3- weeks of orthopedic surgery training. 

In addition, the Discipline of Surgery schedules the 4th year UGME program's surgery-related elective/selective rotation placements.  These rotations can be 2-weeks or 4-weeks in duration, depending on site and preceptor availabilities. 

TRAINING SITES (Urban and Rural Locations) 

In St. John's, NL (Eastern Region):
  • The Health Sciences Centre
  • The St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
  • The Janeway Children's Hospital 
In Clarenville, NL (Eastern Region):
  • Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital 
In Carbonear, NL (Eastern Region):
  • Carbonear General Hopsital
In Gander, NL (Central Region):
  • Dr. James Paton Memorial Hospital
In Grand Falls-Windsor, NL (Central Region):
  • Central NL Regional Health Care Centre
In Corner Brook, NL (Western Region):
  • Western Memorial Hospital
In St. Anthony, NL (Labrador-Grenfell Region):
  • Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital
In Saint John, New Brunswick:
  • Saint John Regional Hospital
In Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island:
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital 


Elective/Selective rotation opportunities for Memorial trainees, as well as *visiting non-Memorial trainees are available in the following subspecialities:
  • Urology
  • ENT 
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
*For non-Memorial trainees interested in completing an undergraduate surgery elective/selective rotation in Newfoundland and Labardor are to contact the Memorial University Faculty of Medicine's Undergraduate Medical Education Office 


For a copy of the Undergraduate surgery clerkship curriculum objectives for general surgery and orthopedic surgery, please see the Resources and Links section of this website.