OBJECTIVE: To provide a broad exposure to musculoskeletal problems in children and adults, with emphasis on trauma.
OFFERED: All months
STUDENTS: Maximum: 1 visiting medical student for each rotation
REQUIRED: Completion of all clinical core rotations
DESCRIPTION: This option is designed to give the student a broad exposure to the disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the methods of treatment used. Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that includes investigation, preservation, restoration, and development of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical methods. Students not only will observe, but will also directly participate in the examination, evaluation, and care of patients. Problems to which he/she will be exposed include trauma, reconstruction, arthritis, pediatrics, amputations and many others.
Because MetroHealth Medical Center is the major Level I trauma center in northern Ohio, there will be significant experience in this area with opportunity to participate in night care. Students will be directly supervised by attending orthopaedists and residents; and follow them to the emergency room, operating room, clinics, conferences and rounds. The student will be integrated into the department and its three treating teams.
DUTIES: The degree of responsibility will fit the level of experience of the student who will be an active participant.