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ORTHO 318A. Subinternship in Orthopedic Surgery (SUMC, SCVMC)

S2 Open to Visitors

Orthopaedic Surgery
Courses      Clerkships

Students will rotate two weeks at Stanford and two weeks at either Palo Alto Veterans Administration (PAVA) in Palo Alto, CA or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, CA. An intensive in-patient and outpatient experience, intended for students in their second clinical year who have completed a basic Orthopedics clerkship. Students build upon skills learned in the basic clerkship with significantly increased responsibility; students perform primary workup of new patients, write orders, perform procedures such as: seeing patients and taking a basic orthopedic history, perform physical examination of the musculoskeletal system, improve their ability to manage complex patient presentations including diagnosing and treating common adult and pediatric orthopedic problems, advance skills in fracture treatment and cast application, total joint replacement surgery, and management of postoperative adult orthopedic patients. Students are assigned to Arthritis/Joints, Foot/Ankle, Hand, Shoulder/Elbow, Peds, Spine, Sports, Trauma or Tumor service, attend daily rounds and clinics, and go to the operating room. Effort is made to accommodate student requests to be on a particular service. Students participate in daily care, take night call, write notes and dictate discharge summary. The main O.R. and some conferences are located at the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC). While on the Stanford rotation outpatient clinics can take place at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center (SMOC) in Redwood City or Palo Alto and surgeries will be at either the main campus or Redwood City locations depending on the service. Visiting students wishing to do this sub-I must receive prior approval before submitting their application. Please email to your USMLE, school transcripts and CV and indicate the specific period you’d like to be considered to rotate.

Successful completion of Ortho 306A and for visiting students, successful completion of your schools equivalent of an introductory orthopaedic course.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 12 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Stanford Hospital, MSK Reading Room, XRay North. Time: 7:00 a.m.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 4

Eugene Carragee, M.D.

Other Faculty
T. Alamin, R. Avedian, M. Bellino, J. Bishop, E. Carragee, I. Cheng, E. Cheung, L. Chou, C. Chu, J. Costouros, J. Dragoo, G. Fanton, J. Gamble, N. Giori, S. Goodman, S. Hu, J. Huddleston, K. Hunt, M. Imrie, A. Ladd, D. Lowenberg, W. Maloney, T. McAdams, D. Mohler, S. Pun, L. Rinsky, M. Safran, J. Yao, J. Young.

Sue Gonzalez (650-721-7616), Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, 450 Broadway Street - MC 6342, Redwood City, CA 94063.

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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