OS501M.23

Clinical Clerkship in Orthopedics

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Sites: BWH
Directors: Weaver, Michael John
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description:
This course is designed to instruct students in the clinical examination, investigation and management of common orthopedic problems so that at the end of their instruction they will be able to deal with common problems and complications, and will realize when more expert help is needed. The average bed census is ten to twenty with one hundred fifty or more outpatient visits weekly and approximately forty operative cases a month. Students will be involved in the assessment and treatment of widespread adult orthopedic problems as part of the team. They will take part in the ward rounds, conferences and discussions of the unit. Teaching will essentially be informal and carried out by all members of the staff.
Learning Goals:
Instruct students in the clinical examination, investigation and management of common orthopedic problems so the students will then be able to deal with common problems and complications, and will realize when more expert help is needed
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Pathophysiology of Musculoskeletal medicine will be discussed in case presentations. Evidence based medicine will form the basis of clinical decision making in the clinics and will be explicitly employed in case presentations
Evaluation:
Each student within the 1 month rotation spends one week w. each Service Chief as desingated. The student will work closely with the Service Chief and his team. Each service Chief will fill out the HMS evaluation form ranking the student given the criteria below.
Grade Criteria:
High Honors:
Active engagement in the work of the assigned clinical team including rounding, patient evaluation and assistance in the OR. Needs to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, a basic understanding of musculoskeletal conditions. Active participation in teaching conferences. Demonstrated skill in history taking and physical exam with extrapolation of findings to make a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan. Demonstrate evidence of reading about cases. Participate actively in operating room cases. No unexcused absences.
Honors:
Active engagement in the work of the assigned clinical team including rounding, patient evaluation and assistance in the OR. Needs to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a basic understanding of musculoskeletal conditions. Active participation in teaching conferences. Demonstrated skill in history taking and physical exam with extrapolation of findings to make a diagnosis. Demonstrate evidence of reading about cases. Participate actively in operating room cases.
Satisfactory:
Participation in the work of the assigned clinical team including rounding, patient evaluation and assistance in the OR. Needs to demonstrate a basic understanding of musculoskeletal conditions. Attend teaching conferences. Demonstrated ability in history taking and physical exam. Participate actively in operating room cases. regular attendance.
Unsatisfactory:
Disinterested participation with limited attendance.
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