Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Surgery Subinternship

The Surgery Subinternship is designed to address the needs of medical students preparing for their first year of residency.  The educational syllabus and planned activities are designed to enable learners to acquire the essential cognitive, technical, and communication skills needed to be well prepared for the first year of residency regardless of the specialty.  While the clinical experiences encountered during the rotation involve surgical disease primarily, the rotation itself emphasizes the multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of the modern approach to patient care that ensures safety and optimizes outcomes.  Students are expected to function as first year residents, assuming all the responsibilities and tasks done by first year residents at Northwestern residency programs.

Learn more about the program below.

Abigail Tarbox, MD

Sub-I Director 
Assistant Professor in Surgery-Trauma/Critical Care