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Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship

ORTHO 318A. Subinternship in Orthopedic Surgery (SUMC, SCVMC, PAVA) (Open to Visitors)

Students will rotate two weeks at Stanford University and two weeks at either Palo Alto Veterans Administration (PAVA) in Palo Alto, CA or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, CA. An in-patient and outpatient experience, intended for medical students in their final year who have completed a basic Orthopedics clerkship. Students work alongside residents to build upon skills learned in the basic clerkship with increased responsibility; students perform primary workup of new patients, perform procedures such as: seeing patients and taking a basic orthopedic history, perform physical examination of the musculoskeletal system, improve their ability to manage complex patient presentations including diagnosing and treating common adult and pediatric orthopedic problems. Students are assigned to Arthritis/Joints, Foot/Ankle, Hand, Peds, Shoulder/Elbow, Spine, Sports, Trauma or Tumor service, attend daily rounds and clinics, and go to the operating room to assist in cases and learn basic surgical skills. Effort is made to accommodate student requests to be on a particular service. Students participate in rounds, take night call, and writes notes. The main O.R. and some conferences are located at the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC). Students will attend Wednesday morning grand rounds and lectures each week, and will also have one hour of lecture per week dedicated to medical students. Students will attend any resident surgical skills labs scheduled during their rotation. During the rotation, students will meet with the Chairman and/or Vice Chair- Education, and Residency Program Director, and will be interviewed for the Stanford Orthopaedic Residency program.

Preapproval Required: Visiting students wishing to do this sub-I must receive prior approval before submitting their application to the School of Medicine. Please email to sgokey@stanford.edu your USMLE, school transcripts, and CV and indicate the specific period for which you would like to be considered.