Medical Student Education at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai is the largest multispecialty private hospital on the West Coast. It is consistently named best overall quality of healthcare in the NRC Health Consumer Choice Award and is listed on the honor roll in the 2017-18 issue of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It also is a Level 1 trauma center.

The Surgical Education Program

The Department of Surgery is devoted to surgical education, and medical students are an integral part of the surgical care we give our patients. Students are involved in the daily patient care on their surgical team. The surgical team consists of residents, fellows and attendings.

The Department of Surgery's Medical Student Education Program offers medical students a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow. Our teaching faculty are dedicated to enhancing student education at all levels:

Year 3 Clerkship


  • Acute care surgery
  • Advanced general surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thoracic


  • Anesthesiology
  • Hepatobiliary and transplant surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Urology

Senior Student Electives

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic/reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical critical care
  • Surgical oncology and breast surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery
  • Trauma and emergency surgery
  • Vascular and endovascular surgery