Fourth Year Rotations

University of Virginia Kenan Yount, MD, Surgery teaches a Fourth Year Medical Student The University of Virginia Department of Surgery offers fourth year students (Phase 3) in-depth 4-week rotations, intended for students who are contemplating a career in surgery.

Students assist in inpatient care, outpatient clinic, surgeries, and academic conferences. Students are expected to assume responsibility for patients as acting interns, under the direct supervision and house staff on their team.

Students may also be responsible for case presentations or other academic activities. These responsibilities are designed to provide a hands-on-experience in and to prepare students for a career in academic surgery.


Rotations are available in…

  • Colorectal Surgery (Blue)
  • Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery (Orange)
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery (Green)
  • Endocrine Surgery (Red)
  • Trauma and Emergency Surgery (EGS)
  • Breast & Melanoma Surgery (Gold)
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

To Apply

Current UVA candidates should submit their preferences through OASIS and should reach out to a 4th year (Phase 2) advisor to help guide rotation selection.

Visiting students should submit their preferences through VSLO. Our department is strongly committed to recruiting candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Rotation Director

University of Virginia Kenan Yount, MD

Kenan Yount, MD
Rotation Director
Phone: (434) 924-9300

For Questions Please Contact

For further questions regarding the 4th year (Phase 3) student rotations, please contact:

Heather Trainum, Program Administrator 
UVA Students

Kristen Dudley, Education Manager
Visiting Students