Medical Student Education

Thomas R. Duquin, MD, with medical students.

If you’re a medical student interested in orthopaedics, you can work with Thomas Duquin, MD (right). He organizes student rotations and arranges mentoring relationships.

Through sound, in-depth teaching, we prepare medical students with a foundation in orthopaedics that enables careers in specialties from sports medicine to hip and knee arthroplasty. 

As a UB medical student, you’ll have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the field of orthopaedics by participating in electives, research and an orthopaedics interest group.

Learn more about how to increase your exposure to orthopaedics while in medical school:

  • Orthopedic Interest Group
    The Orthopedic Interest Group (OIG) aims to increase student and community understanding of orthopaedics.
  • Elective Courses
    If you undertake an elective in our department, you’ll have opportunities to gain experience training in our physical therapy suite, seeing athletes in the UB training room, learning about being a team physician and participating in coverage for sports teams.
  • Grand Rounds Lectures
    Recorded Grand Rounds lectures are available for review.
  • Orthopaedic Examination Tutorials
    Tutorials on how to perform orthopaedic physical examinations.
  • Research Opportunities
    We believe strongly in supporting students’ interests in conducting research during training.
  • Virtual Town Hall Sessions 2021
    This 6-week on-line Town Hall series will provide educational content to applicants who are interested in learning more about our program here in Buffalo. 
  • Visiting Medical Student Sub-internship
    We welcome students from outside medical schools to spend a four-week rotation at our program.
  • Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine
    At UBMD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, we are dedicated to training a diverse group of orthopaedic surgeons. We are committed to helping orthopaedics
    move from one of the least diversified specialties to an inclusive field representing all peoples and communities. 

Contact Us

Director, Medical Student Education

Duquin, Thomas

Thomas Duquin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Erie County Medical Center 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-4426


Medical Student Coordinator

Tammy L. Smith, C-TAGME.

Tammy L. Smith, C-TAGME

462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5053; Fax: (716) 898-3398