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ORTHO 310A. Hand Surgery Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC)

Open to Visitors

Orthopaedic Surgery
Courses      Clerkships

Designed to introduce the student to the principles of diagnosis and treatment of problems of the hand and upper limb as carried out in a multidisciplinary clinic (faculty from plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgery). The student will serve in the role of senior medical student in the Hand Clinics at Stanford Redwood City campus (SMOC), and the children's hospital (LPCH), assisting residents, fellows, and attending physicians. The clinical experience includes exposure to common, complex, and congenital hand disorders both in the office and operative setting. The student may experience microsurgery cases with revascularization and replantation of amputated parts, as well as flap coverage. Please note: Visiting students wishing to do this clerkship must receive prior approval from the Clerkship Director before submitting their application. Please email your USMLE and school transcripts in official form to

Surgery 300A or equivalent, Honors desired.

Periods Available
1-12 for 2 or 4 weeks. 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: 450 Broadway, Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic, Building A, Redwood City, CA 94063; Time: 8:00 am.

Units 3 or 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 3 (to rotate with residents every 2-4 nights, call from home)

Amy Ladd, M.D.

Other Faculty
J. Chang, J. Yao, C. Curtin, S. Sen, R. Kamal, P. Fox.

Donna San Juan (650-721-7626), 450 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063.


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