ORS 810 Sub-Internship in Subspecialty Orthopaedics, 4 credits

The goal of this 4-week sub-internship is to advance the student’s ability to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions in subspecialty orthopaedics while acting as a sub-intern for 2 weeks each in 2 of the following divisions: Foot and Ankle; Hand and Upper Extremity; Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Spine.

During this rotation students will function as sub-interns in the following ways:

  • Independent patient evaluation and management in the clinic and office setting with supervision and feedback provided by faculty and residents.
  • Development and presentation of patient specific treatment plans in the office and clinic setting.
  • Documentation of history and physical examination in the medical record.
  • Interpretation of musculoskeletal imaging studies including radiographs, CT scans and MRI.
  • Active participation in surgical procedures and office based procedures.
  • Post-operative management of patients in the hospital and outpatient setting.

Significant time will be spent with residents, fellows and attending staff on the respective subspecialty service. There will be formal didactics at the weekly orthopaedic grand rounds, subspecialty conferences, and journal clubs. Students will perform a formal case presentation and literature review during the final week of the rotation.

Prerequisite:  MS4

Modules: A-K  

Number of students: 4

Course Director: Thomas R. Duquin, MD

Course Coordinator: Tammy Smith, C-TAGME