IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 20LA701 — ORTHOPAEDICS


The orthopaedic surgery rotation of EGH will expose the student to a wide variety of acute and chronic orthopaedic pathology and sports medicine. The student will be exposed to the following types of patients: 1. outpatient orthopaedic 2. outpatient sports medicine/outpatient joint replacement 3. inpatient orthopaedic/total joint reconstruction 4. orthopaedic emergency care 5. those undergoing surgical intervention

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Mark Klaassen, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center of Northern Indiana (Elkhart)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Perform a joint examination (PC1)
  • 2) Recognize compound orthopaedic injuries (MK3)
  • 3) Participate in the treatment of sports injuries/joint arthroplasty (PC2)
  • 4) Manage inpatient orthopaedic patients, including total joint replacement patients (MK4)
  • 5) Participate in casting a variety of fractures (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The assessment methods include faculty observation of history and physical exams. Students will be asked to give oral presentations on history and physical exams including appropriate assessment and plans. The assessment will be conducted by the course director).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-45

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None