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Department: MEORS-Orthopaedic Surgery
Course: 501-Orthopaedics

Course Coordinator: Dr. John V. Marymont
Course Faculty: Dr. John V. Marymont
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): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
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
Orthopedics The elective is divided into one week with a senior resident at Ben Taub and three weeks with a single faculty. The student accompanies the resident to the OR, ER, clinic, etc. The student will take call with that resident throughout the month. Similarly, when assigned to a faculty member, the student will shadow the faculty member. Primary Care Orthopedics The student will have the opportunity to learn about common orthopedic problems, including diagnosis, management, basic splinting techniques, etc. Includes four one week rotations based primarily in the office, with an emphasis on back, pediatric and sports medicine. For further information call Shaket Woodard at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery Academic Office at 713-986-7394
Evaluation Methods
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:
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