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Department: MEORS-Orthopaedic Surgery
Course: 501-Orthopaedics

Course Director: Christopher Heath Perkins, M.D.
Course Faculty: James B. Stafford, M.D.,,Darrell Scott Hanson, M.D.,Jason Samuel Ahuero,Christopher Heath Perkins, M.D.,John Rapier Dawson, M.D.,Melvyn A. Harrington, M.D.,Catherine W. Palisch, M.D.,Theodore Benjamin Shybut, M.D.,
Elective Location: BTGH,SLEH,TCH,VAMC
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,2B,2C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 8
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Surgery
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
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
  Didactic: 100
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
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: Desi Griffin and Lane Carpio
Contact Phone: 713-986-5664
Contact Fax: 713-986-5661
Contact Location: McNair Hospital, 7200 Cambridge, Suite A10

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