Medical Students


Dr. Rifenbery is actively involved in training medical students. He has been teaching students since 2005. He is on the clinical faculty for Western University in Lebanon, Oregon, and Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington. Dr. Rifenbery has a new medical student rotating with him almost every month. It is his pleasure to guide 3rd year medical students through a 30 day experience in general surgery. Dr. Rifenbery is passionate about training a new generation of physicians in the principals and techniques of general surgery. Students see patients in the office and hospital setting. They also participate in the operating room, while completing a demanding study schedule. "We are very proud of the many students that have come through our rotation and look forward to the new students to come."

Link to a student-produced video on surgery basics

Link to a student-produced video on scrubbing for surgery

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Laparoscopic Surgery NW
1802 S. Yakima Avenue, Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-234-1283
Fax: 253-572-1071
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