IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 71LA707 — ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY


Students will have clinical experiences in the careful history and physical examination of patients with orthopaedic disorders. The course instructors will review the findings and will assist in the development of a diagnostic and therapeutic program. The students will be present in the operating rooms when surgical procedures are performed on their patients. The clinical experiences will be complemented by appropriate didactic sessions, demonstrations, and appropriate conferences and seminars. At the conclusion of the elective, the student will be expected to be able to do an orthopaedic examination and to be versed in the fundamentals and to have had some practical experience with the application of plaster to patients. In addition, there will be adequate exposure to common orthopaedic diseases seen in children.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Randy Ferlic, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (Mishawaka)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate proficiency at joint examination (PC1)
  • 2) Recognize compound orthopaedic injuries (MK3)
  • 3) Participate in the treatment of sports injuries (PC1)
  • 4) Help manage inpatient orthopaedic patients, including total joint replacement (MK4)
  • 5) Participate in casting a variety of fractures (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation by course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical; 1 Ortho. Conf.

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