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General Surgery Summer Program

The USF Division of General Surgery's Academic Summer Program offers undergraduate students who want to get into medicine a chance to determine if they've got the right stuff for the job. During the intensive three month program, students from around the country (not just USF) shadow USF surgeons while also contributing to presentations and published research - giving them that 'something extra' for their transcripts that medical schools love. University Beat follows this summer's class - the largest group ever - into the lab, their weekly research meeting, and the exam rooms of Tampa General Hospital.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy, USF Professor of surgery & medicine and surgical director of Tampa General Hospital's Digestive Disorders Center, talks about the research projects students produce during the General Surgery Academic Summer Program that he created.

Dr. Rosemurgy says students in the Program learn about surgery from editing operation videos for presentations. (WARNING: Video content contains graphic material of medical procedure!)


Dr. Rosemurgy talks about two of the program's success stories.

USF assistant professor of surgery Dr. Sharona Ross talks about why she's a mentor for the program.


For more information

Dr. Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, USF Professor of Surgery & Medicine
E-mail: arosemur@health.usf.edu or 813-844-7393



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