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ORTHO 303C. Clinical Clerkship in Rehabilitation Medicine (SCVMC)   S1   Open to Visitors
The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a 76-bed specialty hospital located within a Level I Trauma Center. The Rehabilitation Center began providing physical rehabilitation services in 1971 and has since been a national leader in the advancement of rehabilitation. Our clerkship emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to the patient severely disabled by acute spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other neurologic disabilities. Concentration is on clinical evaluation, prevention of complications, and participation in long-term planning for maximal independence and improving the quality of life for the patient. The student functions integrally as a member of the treatment team and participates in all aspects of patient care including acute admissions of spinal cord injured patients, multidisciplinary evaluations of new admissions, patient care rounds, teaching and team conferences, therapy sessions, formal case presentations, neuroscience grand rounds, journal club, and didactic lectures. The team approach using multiple medical and therapeutic modalities is key to our patients’ success. Students may also have the opportunity to study the lifestyles of outpatients upon community re-entry, investigate community resources, and assess the ongoing medical issues of individuals with disabilities in the PM&R Outpatient Clinics. Clerkships are available in Spinal Cord Injury, TBI/Stroke, and Outpatient PM&R clinic. Clerkships must be scheduled in advance by telephoning the Clerkship Coordinator as listed below before registering. For more information about the Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, please visit the website http://scvmcrehab.org/
Prereq: Medicine 300A. Will accept third and fourth year students.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four or eight weeks. Space is limited. Must be scheduled in advance by telephoning the Clerkship Coordinator as listed below.
Reporting Instructions: Where: SCVMC, Room 1C045 (Old Main, 1st Floor), [Visitors call (408-885-2000). Require proof of PPD, Rubella and malpractice insurance.]; Time: 8:00 am.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: James Crew, M.D.
Other Faculty: T. Duong, K. Shem, S. McKenna, R. Wang, E. Chaw, E. Huang, H. Huie, B. Pence.
Coord: Teresa Goodman (408-885-2030), SCVMC.

ORTHO 304A. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)   S1   Open to Visitors
This rotation allows medical students to gain exposure to both inpatient and outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Depending on availability, this experience is offered at a variety of potential settings. The Palo Alto VA polytrauma rehabilitation center is one of five specialized centers in the nation treating active duty military brain injuries. At the Palo Alto VA, students may also spend time on the dedicated spinal cord injury inpatient service or at clinics engaged in electromyography, interventional spasticity management, outpatient musculoskeletal medicine or management of amputations and prosthetics. The Stanford Spine Clinic focuses on the diagnosis and comprehensive conservative and interventional treatment of spine disorders. The Stanford Sports Clinic focuses on the conservative management of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Students may also arrange to spend time on the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Stanford students interested in learning more about the field are given priority. Students from other institutions should please send a CV to Erin Nelligan at erin8@stanford.edu. For visiting students, we may be able to accommodate rotation dates that don't align with the Stanford calendar.
Prereq: None.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for two or four weeks. 6 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Depends on site.  Instructions will be emailed to students at least 2 weeks in advance of the start date; Time: 9:30 am.
Units: 3 or 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Ted Scott, M.D.
Other Faculty: M. Fredericson, M. Smuck, E. Roh, J. Teraoka, R. Klima, V. Punj, J. Crew, K. Shem, D.J. Kennedy.
Coord: Erin Nelligan, erin8@stanford.edu.

ORTHO 306A. Orthopedics Clerkship (SUMC, SCVMC)   S1   Closed to Visitors
Students will rotate two weeks at Stanford and two weeks at either Palo Alto Veterans Administration (PAVA) or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). This clerkship teaches students (1) how to take the basic orthopedic history and perform a physical examination of the musculoskeletal system; (2) how to diagnose and treat common adult orthopedic problems; (3) the basics of fracture treatment, including cast application; (4) the basic principles of total joint replacement surgery; and (5) the management of postoperative 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 must attend all regularly scheduled conferences. While on the Stanford rotation outpatient clinics will take place at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center (SMOC) in Redwood City and surgeries will be at either the main campus or Redwood city locations depending on the service.
Prereq: Surgery 300A.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 12 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Stanford Hospital, MSK Reading Room - XRay North; Time: 7:00 am.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 4
Director: 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. Young.
Coord: Sue Gokey Gonzalez (650-721-7616), Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, 450 Broadway Street - MC 6342, Redwood City, CA 94063.

ORTHO 310A. Hand Surgery Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC)     Open to Visitors
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 dsanjuan@stanford.edu.
Prereq: Surgery 300A or equivalent, Honors desired.
Periods Avail: 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     DropCode:     Call Code: 3 (to rotate with residents every 2-4 nights, call from home)
Director: Amy Ladd, M.D.
Other Faculty: J. Chang, J. Yao, C. Curtin, S. Sen, R. Kamal, P. Fox.
Coord: Donna San Juan (650-721-7626), 450 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063.

ORTHO 318A. Subinternship in Orthopedic Surgery (SUMC, SCVMC)   S2   Open to Visitors
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 sgokey@stanford.edu your USMLE, school transcripts and CV and indicate the specific period you’d like to be considered to rotate.
Prereq: Successful completion of Ortho 306A and for visiting students, successful completion of your schools equivalent of an introductory orthopaedic course.
Periods Avail: 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     DropCode:     Call Code: 4
Director: 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.
Coord: Sue Gonzalez (650-721-7616), Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, 450 Broadway Street - MC 6342, Redwood City, CA 94063.

ORTHO 398A. Clinical Elective in Orthopedic Surgery (SUMC, LPCH, SCVMC)     Closed to Visitors
Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have a clinical experience in Orthopedic Surgery, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor’s name and email address to add this clerkship.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 1-12.
Reporting Instructions: Where: TBA (designated faculty preceptor); Time: TBA
Units: 1 to 12     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (varies according to preceptor)
Director: Eugene Carragee, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: 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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