Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a training site for medical students and physician assistants from Des Moines University, but also offers opportunities for medical students from other schools to rotate with our General Surgery Residency Program as part of their evaluation of residency opportunities.
- "Audition rotations" for fourth year medical students are available during the months of July through mid-December each year. Although the auditions are not required for application to the program, they are a great way to determine a "good fit." We accept applications for the audition rotations starting January 1 each year, with invitations to participate extended by April 1. Read the Application Instructions for Audition Rotations, then submit the required Audition Rotation Application, which is coordinated by the General Surgery Residency Program office.
- Third year medical student rotations are available mid-December through May on a first-come, first-serve basis. These are coordinated by Abby Hubbard, Medical Education Coordinator, (515) 643-2682, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All rotations are scheduled in 4-week blocks to accommodate our master student schedule. Block schedule for 2013-2014 is as follows:
|Feb. 18-March 17||Third Year|
|March 18-April 14||Third Year|
|April 15-May 12||Third Year|
|May 13-June 9||Third Year|
|July 1-July 27||Fourth Year|
|July 29-Aug. 24||Fourth Year|
|Aug. 26-Sept. 21||Fourth Year|
|Sept. 23-Oct. 19||Fourth Year|
|Oct. 21-Nov. 16||Fourth Year|
|Nov. 18-Dec. 14||Fourth Year|
|Dec. 16-Jan. 18, 2014*||Third Year|
|Jan. 20-Feb. 15||Third Year|
|Feb. 17-March 15||Third Year|
|March 17-April 12||Third Year|
|April 14-May 10||Third Year|
|May 12-June 5||Third Year|
* Off during the week of Christmas.