|Academic Year||2017-2018 Academic Year|
|Sponsoring Department||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Other Departments|| |
|Involved in Clerkship||None|
|Course Duration||4 weeks|
|Visiting Students Accepted||Yes|
|Eligibility||Students from LCME or AOA-accredited schools|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of all Year 3 required clerkships (others may be able to take this elective with special approval)|
|Scheduling Information||All visiting student electives are scheduled by Resident Affairs through VSAS. Check the WMed Website for exceptions to this policy. WMed Scheduling Coordinator 269.337.6040.|
|Course Directors||Karen Bovid, MD|
|Course Instructors||Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty|
|Program Coordinator||Laurie Lynch|
|Sites Available||WMed Clinics|
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Borgess Medical Center
|Description||Designed for the 4th year medical student with a potentially strong interest in pursuing orthopaedic surgery as a career. Patient care involvement will be both in the outpatient clinics and operating room. There will also be opportunities to be involved with emergency department and in-patient consultations. Students will be required to take evening call and will be paired with a resident. Students will have opportunities to work with a variety of faculty that are fellowship trained in the different subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery. There will also be opportunities to work closely with orthopaedic residents. Students will learn musculoskeletal history taking skills, the details of a musculoskeletal physical examination, interpretation of radiographs and advanced imaging techniques, treatment options including both nonoperative and operative management, surgical approaches to include both soft tissue and bone handling techniques, and implant specifics. There will be a lectureship series for students given by the faculty. A fundamental knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy will be important. Prerequisites will be satisfactory passing grade from the M3 general surgery core clerkship.|
After completion of this elective, each student will be able to:
- Apply advanced fundamental knowledge in musculoskeletal gross anatomy to physical examination, surgical approaches and techniques.
- Demonstrate understanding in the basic science of soft tissue healing, fracture healing, tendinopathies, arthropathies, meniscal, ligament and tendon injury, and joint biomechanics and apply this knowledge to patient care.
- Develop advanced knowledge of common musculoskeletal complaints and diseases that present to the orthopaedic surgeon and use critical thinking to apply this in patient care.
- Gather essential and accurate information in a thorough musculoskeletal-focused history
- Perform an appropriate musculoskeletal physical examination to include the spine and extremities.
- Interpret common plain film radiographs at a beginning level.
- Participate in surgical care of patients including basic suturing and other skills as determined appropriate by the attending surgeon.
- Demonstrate professionalism and effective communication skills in patient care and interactions with other members of the health care team.
|Grading||Honors / Pass / Fail|
|Assessment||Faculty evaluation of performance on course objectives.|
Faculty evaluation of student presentation.