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Department: MEORS-Orthopaedic Surgery
Course: 501-Orthopaedics
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Perkins
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 10
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Surgery core and Orthopedic Selective
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Nights and Weekends Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: one required Inpatient consultations: 100
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics: 100
Weekends: Some exposure Surgery: 100
    Laboratory
  Didactic: 100
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
Students may choose from two (2) pathways: Orthopedics (for those students going into Orthopedics). The elective is for the student to learn some orthopedics, but also to learn about the orthopedic department and develop a relationship with a faculty member. This allows the faculty to more properly evaluate the student, and the student to more properly evaluate the department. Primary Care Orthopedics (for students gong into primary care or other fields where the knowledge of office orthopedic practice is more than surgical technique). The intent is to reflect the increased empahsis on primary care at Baylor.
Learning Activities
Elective Location: St. Luke’s Hospital, Ben Taub, Harris County Hospital, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Methodist-All students will rotate with faculty through all hospitals. Orthopedics Surgery elective is four weeks with a single faculty, residents, fellows and other faculty upon availability. The student accompanies assigned Faculty to the OR, ER, clinic, etc. All hospitals and clinics include, but not limited to: St. Luke’s Hospital, Ben Taub, Harris County Hospital, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital-All students will rotate with faculty through all hospitals. The student will take call Night of Call. The student will have the opportunity to learn about common orthopedic problems, including diagnosis, management, basic splinting techniques, etc. Includes a four week rotation based primarily in the office, with an emphasis on subspecialty that you are assigned to. For further information email Melanie Comegys at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery Academic Office at mcomegys@gmail.com.
Evaluation Methods
Verbal Mid Rotation Consultation and complete Rotation Evaluation
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Melanie Comegys
Contact Phone: 713-986-7394
Contact Fax: 713-986-5841
Contact Location: McNair Hospital, 7200 Cambridge, Suite A10
Address:
Email: mcomegys@bcm.edu
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