IU School of Medicine



One month of practical orthopedics in both office and operating room, emphasis on sports medicine, reconstructive surgery and trauma. There are seven orthopedic surgeons in this partnership, in addition to one primary care sports medicine fellowship trained physician. This makes the rotation even more flexible to fit the needs of the student. If the student wants all surgery, all office, etc. he/she will be able to satisfy that desired experience. This office cares for IU student athletes. In this rotation, the student may choose general orthopedics, joint replacement (including hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, and hip), hand surgery, shoulder, knee and hip surgery or sports medicine, any and all. This course can be flexibly designed to meet specific needs.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops:

Chris Curless, MHA, ATC, LAT (chris@msm-foundation.org) and cc Audrey Edwards RN,BSN,ONC (AEdwards@methodistsports.com)

Director: Dale Dellacqua, M.D.

Campus: Bloomington

Location: Monroe Hospital, Indiana Specialty Surgery Center (Bloomington), St Vincent Hospital Carmel, Carmel Specialty Surgery Center, Midwest Specialty Surgery Center, IU Hospital North.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Diagnose and develop a treatment plan for commonly encountered orthopedic diseases and injuries (PC3)

  • 2) Demonstrate a full musculoskeletal exam using proper techniques (PC1)
  • 3) Recognize indications for and interpret orthopedic diagnostic tests, arthroscopy, and imaging (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical Observation, oral exam)

Enrollment Information


3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 2% Lecture/Seminar; 3% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Audrey Edwards RN,BSN,ONC (Audrey@bbjsportmed.com)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None