Please contact Maria Ragas for more information about shadowing opportunities. We encourage students to only shadow one time every three months.
The Surgery Department focuses research on Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgical Education, Endocrinology, Oncology, Transplant, and Trauma. Please contact Dr. Olan Jackson-Weaver, who is the student research liaison in the Department of Surgery.
Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.
Tulane Surgical Interest Group
The Tulane Surgical Interest Group (TSIG) is a student-run organization dedicated to advancing knowledge of the art and science of surgery through education, experiential opportunities, and research.
TSIG affords students a variety of rich opportunities to become immersed in the world of surgery. The group boasts a mentorship program, organizes a simulation center skills series, and holds a T4 Match Panel talk.
The Surgical Interest Group hosts speaking events where medical professionals offer a wide array of perspectives on the field of surgery, its newest advancements, and what it means to be a surgical resident or attending surgeon in medicine today. Through its programs and events, TSIG seeks to provide Tulane medical students with opportunities to explore the exciting field of surgery.
President: Scott Ninokawa
Vice President: Ryan Falcone
Treasurer: Toni Osinubi
Mentorship Cooridnator: Evan Arnold
Tulane Women in Surgery Group
The purpose of the Tulane Women in Surgery Group (WIS) is to inspire, encourage and enable aspiring female surgeons to achieve their personal and professional goals. WIS facilitates substantial and repeated exposure of Tulane’s medical students to female surgeons by 1) highlighting role models at Tulane and in the local community, 2) providing networking and mentorship opportunities with female surgeons and surgical residents, and 3) providing a forum for open and guided discussion about challenges that pertain to the woman surgeon. Ultimately, WIS’ unique focus is to provide opportunities in which interests, concerns and common experiences, both professional and personal, can be effectively addressed. Many issues that are considered “women’s issues” truly pertain to all modern day surgeons; therefore, WIS is open to all members of the medical community at Tulane. The Tulane Women in Surgery Interest Group was founded in 2012 by Claire Janssen, Chelsea Grimes, Abby Nix and Laura Harper.
President: Alexandra Kruse
Vice President: Alice Walton
Treasurer: Tara Reza
Chair of Mentorship Program/Outreach: Mardeen Karim
Secretary: Carly Askinas
Clerkship in Surgery can be taken at any time in the third year, however it is recommended that this rotation occur in the first half of the third year to allow students the opportunity to be involved in meaningful research, to position them well for sub-internships and Honor’s Surgery, and to ensure faculty know them well enough to write strong letters of recommendation.
There are no special considerations when applying for residency in Surgery.
Focus on your Step 1 & 2.
Surgery is competitive and if your Step 1 is below the national average, make an appointment with Dr. Killackey as early as possible. The department and Dean’s office will work together to create a recommendation.
Surgery is hard work and at times, long hours, so you must love the field. After training, there are many possibilities on how to structure your practice, some less demanding than others – feel free to come talk to the Department leaders, we’re here to educate and help!
|UC San Francisco-East Bay||OAKLAND||CA||2015||Oral
|Barnes-Jewish Hosp||ST LOUIS||MO||2015||Plastic
|Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai||NEW YORK||NY||2016|
|Eastern VA Med School||NORFOLK||VA||2015||Plastic Surgery (Integrated)||U Michigan Hosps-Ann Arbor||ANN ARBOR||MI||2017|
|Florida Hosp-Orlando||ORLANDO||FL||2015||Plastic Surgery (Integrated)||UC San Francisco||SAN FRANCISCO||CA||2018|
|Icahn SOM Beth Israel||NEW YORK||NY||2015||Plastic Surgery (Integrated)||Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr-NH||LEBANON||NH||2018|
|Indiana Univ Sch Of Med||INDIANAPOLIS||IN||2015||Plastic Surgery (Integrated)||Yale-New Haven Hosp||NEW HAVEN||CT||2018|
|LSUHSC-Shreveport||SHREVEPORT||LA||2015||Plastic Surgery (Integrated)||LSU SOM-New Orleans||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2018|
|Rhode Island Hosp/Brown Univ||PROVIDENCE||RI||2015||Plastic Surgery (Integrated)||St Louis Univ SOM||ST. LOUIS||MO||2018|
|Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp||SANTA BARBAR||CA||2015||Plastic Surgery (Integrated)||U South Florida Morsani COM-Tampa||TAMPA||FL||2019|
|St Elizabeths Med Ctr||BOSTON||MA||2015||Vascular Surgery||LSU SOM-New Orleans||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2018|
|Thomas Jefferson Univ||PHILADELPHIA||PA||2015||Vascular Surgery||Charleston Area Med Ctr/WV Univ||CHARLESTON||WV||2019|
|U Kansas SOM-Kansas City||KANSAS CITY||KS||2015|
|U Kentucky Med Ctr||LEXINGTON||KY||2015|
|U Rochester/Strong Mem||ROCHESTER||NY||2015|
|Barnes-Jewish Hosp||ST LOUIS||MO||2016|
|Baylor Coll Med-Houston||HOUSTON||TX||2016|
|Duke Univ Med Ctr||DURHAM||NC||2016|
|East Tennessee St Univ||JOHNSON CITY||TN||2016|
|Georgetown Univ Hosp||WASHINGTON||DC||2016|
|Icahn SOM Beth Israel||NEW YORK||NY||2016|
|Medical College of Georgia||AUGUSTA||GA||2016|
|Michigan St Univ-East Lansing||LANSING||MI||2016|
|NYP Hosp-Weill Cornell Med Ctr||NEW YORK||NY||2016|
|NYU School Of Medicine||NEW YORK||NY||2016|
|Oregon Health & Science Univ||PORTLAND||OR||2016|
|Rhode Island Hosp/Brown Univ||PROVIDENCE||RI||2016|
|Rush University Med Ctr||CHICAGO||IL||2016|
|Thomas Jefferson Univ||PHILADELPHIA||PA||2016|
|Tulane Univ SOM||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2016|
|U Illinois COM-Chicago||CHICAGO||IL||2016|
|U Oklahoma COM-OK City||OKLAHOMA CIT||OK||2016|
|U Southern California||LOS ANGELES||CA||2016|
|UC San Diego Med Ctr||SAN DIEGO||CA||2016|
|Walter Reed National Military Medical Cen||BETHESDA||MD||2016|
|Barnes-Jewish Hosp||ST LOUIS||MO||2017|
|Carolinas Med Ctr||CHARLOTTE||NC||2017|
|Greenville Health Sys/Univ of So Carolina||GREENVILLE||SC||2017|
|Maricopa Med Ctr||PHOENIX||AZ||2017|
|NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr||NEW YORK||NY||2017|
|Ochsner Clinic Foundation||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2017|
|Rush University Med Ctr||CHICAGO||IL||2017|
|Tulane Univ SOM||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2017|
|U Colorado SOM-Denver||AURORA||CO||2017|
|U Southern California||LOS ANGELES||CA||2017|
|U Texas Southwestern Med Sch-Dallas||DALLAS||TX||2017|
|UC Irvine Med Ctr||ORANGE||CA||2017|
|UC San Francisco-East Bay||OAKLAND||CA||2017|
|Univ of Chicago Med Ctr||CHICAGO||IL||2017|
|Univ of Tennessee COM||MEMPHIS||TN||2017|
|University of Alberta||EDMONTON||ALBERTA||2017|
|University of Hawaii||HONOLULU||HI||2017|
|Wright Patterson Medical Center||DAYTON||OH||2017|
|Barnes-Jewish Hosp||ST LOUIS||MO||2018|
|Baylor Coll Med-Houston||HOUSTON||TX||2018|
|Emory Univ SOM||ATLANTA||GA||2018|
|Florida State University COM||TALLAHASSEE||FL||2018|
|Harbor-UCLA Med Ctr||TORRANCE||CA||2018|
|Icahn SOM St Lukes-Roosevelt||NEW YORK||NY||2018|
|Kaweah Delta Health Care District||VISALIA||CA||2018|
|LSU SOM-New Orleans||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2018|
|Montefiore Med Ctr/Einstein||BRONX||NY||2018|
|Naval Medical Center||SAN DIEGO||CA||2018|
|Rush University Medical Center||CHICAGO||IL||2018|
|Tulane Univ SOM||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2018|
|Univ of FL COM - Shands Hospital||GAINESVILLE||FL||2018|
|SUNY HSC Brooklyn-NY||BROOKLYN||NY||2019|
|U New Mexico SOM||ALBUQUERQUE||NM||2019|
|NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY||NEW YORK||NY||2019|
|U Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics||MADISON||WI||2019|
|Mayo Clinic School of Grad Med Educ-FL||JACKSONVILLE||FL||2019|
|Creighton Univ Affil Hosps-AZ||PHOENIX||AZ||2019|
|Carolinas Med Ctr-NC||CHARLOTTE||NC||2019|
|U South Florida Morsani COM-Tampa||TAMPA||FL||2019|
|Tulane Univ SOM-LA||NEW ORLEANS||LA||2019|
|B I Deaconess Med Ctr-MA||BOSTON||MA||2019|
|Temple Univ Hosp-PA||PHILADELPHIA||PA||2019|
|Mayo Clinic School of Grad Med Educ-AZ||PHOENIX||AZ||2019|
|Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr-NC||WINSTON-SALEM||NC||2019|
|UPMC Medical Education-PA||PITTSBURGH||PA||2019|
|Montefiore Med Ctr/Einstein-NY||BRONX||NY||2019|
|Stanford Univ Progs-CA||STANFORD||CA||2019|
Dr. Katrina D’Aquin can put you in touch with potential mentors.