Elective Title: 02LA701 — ORTHOPAEDICS
This elective will provide the medical student with the knowledge of the specialty of orthopaedic surgery. The student will be assigned to a specific orthopaedic surgeon whom he/she will accompany daily in the office, the emergency room, clinics, and teaching experiences. He/she will gain experience in x-ray, pathology, anatomy and other laboratory work, as well as clinical aspects which will include developing judgments with reference to diagnosis and treatment of fractures, adult and children orthopaedics and will include preoperative and postoperative care.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director: B. Matthew Hicks, M.D.
Campus: Fort Wayne
Location: Fort Wayne Orthopedics (Fort Wayne)
- 1) Evaluate basic orthopedic conditions using the history, physical examination and imaging techniques (PC1)
- 2) Assess and provide initial care for orthopedic injuries that present to the emergency room (PC1)
- 3) Assist in the care of patients in the hospital setting from admission to discharge and help develop plan of care strategies (PC3)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; 1. The students will be required to evaluate new patients in the office and hospital settings. The student will orally present their findings in the office. In the hospital setting, formal history, physicals and consult notes will be written for evaluation. Included in the evaluation of patients will be basic interpretation of radiographs. 2. Students will assist in the assessment and management of patients in the emergency room. Evaluation and initial management of injured patients will be discussed with expectations of oral presentations. 3. Students will be expected to write progress notes and assist in the admission and discharge of hospitalized patients. The notes will be evaluated for completeness and accuracy by attending staff.
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 50
Time Distribution: 70% Clinical; 15% Laboratory; 15% Lecture/Seminar
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes
Skills Description: Students interact with nursing staff in the office and hospital. During surgery, they work with anesthesiology, nursing and surgical technicians. Physical therapy and social work as well.
Service Learning Included: None