Original Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
"My Chief Interest Was and Is Surgery"--Howard University, 1941-1950
1. Students must report for duty on the Surgical wards promptly at 9:00 A.M.
2. Leave telephone numbers on Bulletin Board in Ward 6 for emergency calls.
3. History, physical examination and initial laboratory work must be handed to Dr. Drew 48 hours after the case is assigned.
Initial laboratory work consists of urine examination, complete blood count, Hgb., and sputum examination when present. Also
write your laboratory findings on the progress sheet of the official history. Sign your name and in brackets, (Student).
4. Extra laboratory work required is also to be written on the same sheet with the same notation. This work must be on the
charts before ward rounds the next day. Staff rounds are held daily at 10:30 except Thursday when they are held at 9:00 a.m.
Observe the Bulletin Board at all hours until 6:00 p.m. for the assignment of required laboratory work.
5. A post-operative urine examination must be done one each case and recorded on the progress records.
6. All students both Juniors and Seniors are to scrub on their cases. Students must observe the operative schedule in MOR
each morning to see if their case is posted.
7. Ward conferences for students will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Watch Bulletin Board for the ward
assignments as to where the Senior and Junior groups will meet. Please report promptly at 10:00 a.m.
8. All students are to attend staff dressing rounds Thursday at 9:15.
9. All students are to report Tuesday morning at 9:30 to Dr. Laurey in the west side pathological laboratory for Surgical
Pathology. Bring microscopes.
10. Students are not to be absent from ward conferences, surgical pathology and dressing rounds for any reason except to scrub
in MOR. If need be, histories, physical examinations and laboratory work must be done at times other than the 9 - 11 hours
11. Surgical Diagnostic and Follow-up Clinic is held Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Medical Clinic. Attendance at
these sessions is optional, but it is hoped that both Juniors and Seniors will avail themselves of this opportunity.
12. All students must know the history, physical findings and progress of his case at all times and be prepared to present
this data at ward conferences or surgical clinics. All new cases will be assigned in rotation and all old cases will be divided
among the group. Summaries of the old cases assigned not over two pages in length must be handed to Dr. Drew not later than
one week after beginning work on the wards.
13. Assume that the assigned cases are your cases and do not hesitate to do extra laboratory work. Check all positive findings
with a second examination. Cooperate with the interne in charge of the case and report to him any developments observed. Write
your own progress notes on the official ward history & sign your name with "Student" in brackets. The interne
will be glad to have you see the dressings, assist at giving clyses, transfusions, and taking Wassermans. Look at the X-rays
taken as well as reading the reports.
14. Have the staff check any clinical signs you are in doubt about and do not be afraid to ask questions, or solicit aid for