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Department: MEORS-Orthopaedic Surgery
Course: 508-Pediatric Orthopaedics

Course Director: Christopher Heath Perkins, M.D.
Course Faculty:
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
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): Weekdays ,Nights, Weekends Inpatient Ward: 100
Night Call: One Required Inpatient consultations: 100
Number on-call nights: 1 Outpatient clinics: 100
Weekends: Some Exposure Surgery: 100
    Laboratory 0
  Didactic: 100
Statement of Goals:
The orthopedic surgery service at Texas Children’s Hospital - Houston offers a student clerkship in pediatric orthopedics. The clerkship includes both outpatient and inpatient activities. It may be tailored to those students not only interested in orthopedic surgery as a career, but those interested in the primary care specialties.
Learning Activities
Upon completion, the student should have an understanding of normal musculoskeletal pathophysiology of non-traumatic pediatric orthopedic disorders, such as developmental hip dysplasia, clubfoot, cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, and scoliosis. Participation in morning rounds, outpatient clinics, and surgery is expected. Night call is expected. Orthopedics Pediatric 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. 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 or Lane Carpio
Contact Phone: 713-986-7396
Contact Fax: 713-986-7391
Contact Location:
Address: 7200 Cambridge, Suite A10

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