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Department: MEORS-Orthopaedic Surgery
Course: 502-Research Orthopaedics

Course Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Perkins
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Non-Clinical Elective-Research Only, does not count toward graduation requirement.
Credit: 8
Visiting Student Elective: No
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): Weekdays Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: 1 Night of Call at B Inpatient consultations: 0
Number on-call nights: 1 Outpatient clinics: 0
Weekends: Surgery: 0
Statement of Goals:
This course is designed to give interested medical students the opportunity to participate in original research, both clinical and laboratory. Interested students are offered the opportunity to work with a variety of different orthopedic faculty on on-going and new research projects.
Learning Activities
Elective Location: 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. Once the student selects his or her project, AND IT IS APPROVED BY COURSE DIRECTOR, DR. Melvyn Harrington, the student is given a one-month opportunity to pursue completion of their research goals. It is recommended that the student evaluate possible research projects and decide on the topic well in advance of the rotation so that any preliminary work can be completed prior to the student beginning the rotation.
Evaluation Methods
Mid Rotation verbal and end of Rotation Evaluation
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Desi Griffin or Lane Carpio
Contact Phone: 713-986-7396
Contact Fax: 713-986-5841
Contact Location: McNair Hospital
Address: 7200 Cambridge, Suite A10
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