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Twin Cities Campus

Surgery M.S. Surg.

Surgery
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Contact Information
Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street S.E., MMC 195, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-3457)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Length of program in credits: 37
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science in Surgery
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The general surgery residency program trains medical doctors for the practice of surgery and for academic positions. During residency, research trainees spend two to three years in either a basic science laboratory or in clinical translational surgery. The Department of Surgery offers supervised work in its experimental research laboratories, hospital, and outpatient departments.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
MD or graduate student in an applicable field.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Prospective students must be in the general surgery training program, with two to three clinical years of training completed; physicians interested in an advanced research degree; or individuals with relevant research education and experience. Non-physician applicants should confer with the director of graduate studies prior to applying to determine their potential for the MSSurg degree.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 27 major credits, up to credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Core Coursework (18 credits)
Take the following courses, in consultation with the advisor, for 18 credits. Take 4 credits each of SURG 8990, 8992, and 8994. Alternative course credits can be applied to the core requirement only with approval of the director of graduate studies. All courses must be taken A/F, with minimum earned grade of B.
PUBH 6301 - Fundamentals of Clinical Research (3.0 cr)
SURG 8202 - Surgical Research (3.0 cr)
SURG 8990 - Topics in Pancreatology (1.0-4.0 cr)
SURG 8994 - Directed Readings (1.0-4.0 cr)
SURG 8992 - Directed Research (2.0-4.0 cr)
Biostatistics Requirement (8 credits)
Both courses must be taken A/F with a minimum earned grade of B.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
Ethics Requirement (1 credit)
Course must be taken A/F with minimum earned grade of B.
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Thesis Credits (10 credits)
Take at least 10 master's thesis credits.
SURG 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
 
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PUBH 6301 - Fundamentals of Clinical Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 6301/PubH 6305
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts of clinical research design/implementation/analysis. Students will learn skills needed for research in humans.
SURG 8202 - Surgical Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graduate students undertake original investigation of problems in either experimental or clinical surgery. prereq: Grad surg major
SURG 8990 - Topics in Pancreatology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Presentations and discussion of translation of bench to bedside research in Pancreatology.
SURG 8994 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students will read and discuss publications related to their research projects and in their specialty areas.
SURG 8992 - Directed Research
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Students will conduct basic or clinical research under the guidance of a faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will cover the fundamental concepts of exploratory data analysis and statistical inference for univariate and bivariate data, including: ? study design and sampling methods, ? descriptive and graphical summaries, ? random variables and their distributions, ? interval estimation, ? hypothesis testing, ? relevant nonparametric methods, ? simple regression/correlation, and ? introduction to multiple regression. There will be a focus on analyzing data using statistical programming software and on communicating the results in short reports. Health science examples from the research literature will be used throughout the course. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will cover more advanced aspects of statistical analysis methods with a focus on statistical modeling, including: ? two-way ANOVA, ? multiple linear regression, ? logistic regression, ? Poisson regression, ? log binomial and ordinal regression, ? survival analysis methods, including Kaplan-Meier analysis and proportional hazards (Cox) regression, ? power and sample size, and ? survey sampling and analysis. There will be a focus on analyzing data using statistical programming software and on communicating the results in short reports. Health science examples from the research literature will be used throughout the course. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues.
SURG 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
SURG 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]