Student Information

OUR GOALS: We are proud to participate in the training of the next generation of medical and PA students. We aim to help these young men and women to develop basic skills and interests in the daily care of general surgery patients. Our students work under the close supervision of our physicians and physician assistants.

We welcome medical and PA students in their clinical rotations. We firmly believe in our role in helping to educate and guide the next generation of medical providers. Should you rotate with us, you will gain insight into the day by day experience of a community based independent general surgery practice. You should gain both considerable office/clinic exposure as well as operating room experience during your time at Surgical Professionals.

PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY: All students are expected to follow HIPAA regulations in regards to personal patient information. YOU MAY NOT DISCUSS ANY PERSONAL PATIENT INFORMATION WITH ANYONE NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE CARE OF THE PATIENT. Violations to this may result in your immediate dismissal from your rotation and a failing grade. Legal repercussions may also result.

ROOM AND BOARD: Arrangements for your room and board will be the responsibility of you and your school. You will need an automobile during your rotation.

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: You and your school are responsible for obtaining hospital privileges. Ideally, this should be done well in advance of your arrival for your rotation. Keep in mind that this often takes several weeks to obtain. Without this, you will not be able to participate in the hospital/operating room portion of your rotation. The majority of operations will be held within the Dignity Health and Banner Health systems. We also work in the Mountain Vista hospital, which is in the Steward Health system, however, generally students are not permitted to participate in surgeries at this hospital.

BEFORE THE OR: To gain the most from your rotation, we expect you to have a general knowledge of commonly experienced general surgical problems. You will learn much more from your experience if you take the time to learn about the procedure and pathology of cases in which you participate. Common topics include hernias of all types, appendicitis, diverticulitis, gallbladder pathology, thyroid disorders, and skin lesions. Do not worry if you have never been in the operating room. You will learn how to appropriately scrub in to surgical cases as well as the basics of assisting in the procedure. You will have numerous opportunities to develop basic suturing skills as well. Be sure to always to remember operating room safety is paramount.

STUDENT PRESENTATION: All students will be expected to give a very informal 15 minute talk about a surgical topic or case they found interesting during their rotation. This is generally held towards the middle of your rotation. This is designed to be very low stress and is not graded. This is designed to allow you the opportunity to explore a general surgery topic or case you find especially interesting. We recommend you keep it focused and short. Trying to cover a broad subject such as “breast cancer” in 15 minutes will not prove a productive use of your time.

We hope you have a rewarding experience with us. On behalf of the surgeons, our physician assistants and staff, we look forward to working with you. If you have any problems or concerns at any time, feel free to speak with one of the PAs or surgeons. We will do everything we can to address any issues that may arise. Please feel comfortable doing so DURING your rotation. We cannot help you if we do not find out about a problem after you have completed your rotation.

We look forward to working with you as you begin your surgical journey.

What Our Patients Have to Say

10 years ago, gall bladder, now hernia repair. I specifically went back to him because of his bedside manner and professionalism. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for a positive experience.

Jeff Hals /

What can I say Dr. Ju did my very first ever surgery, and wow he was amazing, I was scared out of my mind but he made me feel comfortable, I healed nicely and was no longer in pain. He is an amazing surgeon god definitely blessed his ability.

Agina Blaw /

Dr. Ju saved my life. I had surgery back in 2010 (almost 10 years ago). He is an amazing surgeon with a wonderful concern for his patients. His staff were also very professional and caring during a very difficult time in my life. Thank you, Doctor Ju.

Rose Martin /

Dr Ju is amazing. It was my first surgery and I was scared. I came thru it no problems. Thank you!

Wendy Foody /

Excellent bedside manner and surgical skill. Would definitely recommend him!

Karen Garcia /

This Doctor saved my life and I have nothing but admiration for him. Dr. Brian Ju was my surgeon for the removal of my gall bladder 2 weeks ago. He is the most phenomenal and adept surgeon I’ve ever experienced. He even coordinated with the anesthesiologists to ensure that the anesthesia had anti-nausea elements because of my history with nausea!

Sherri Smith /

Really trust this Dr. Ju. I am glad I had him to do emergency surgery on me and to put things back to normal.

Robyn Kleinman /

I was fortunate have Dr. Ju for two surgeries. He was an excellent surgeon for one, and his bed side manor was outstanding. I felt very confident with Dr. Ju and his staff. If I were to have any procedures or surgeries done in the future, I would schedule them with Dr. Ju and the excellent staff at Surgical Professionals Inc. Thank you again to a wonderful professional staff.

Robert Reindl /

AMAZING! Dr. Ju is an awesome Dr he did an emergency surgery on me, he was so calm and professional. He made what could have been a horrible experience so easy. Thank you, Dr. Ju,
I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Ju, gallbladder removal & a small fatty tissue tumor in my lower back. Both we’re successful with no complications. Dr. Ju is not only highly skilled as a surgeon, but he is also very personal & compassionate.
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