SELECT SOOSA - Outpatient- Orthopaedics
DIRECTOR FOURTH YEAR DEPARTMENT COURSES: Margaret L. Olmedo, M.D.
SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Outpatient
SELECTIVE DIRECTOR: Margaret L. Olmedo, M.D.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Anna Beth Crowson, 675.4313, Room 3-316
LOCATION: LSUHSC - Shreveport
NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER 2 WEEK BLOCK: 2
SELECTIVE AVAILABLE DURING BLOCKS: All Blocks
DURATION: 2 weeks
COURSE CODE: SOOSA
Night Call - No Weekend Call - Yes Final Exam - Oral
Overall Educational Goal of Selective:
The purpose of this selective is to build on the third year medical student rotation in orthopaedic surgery. This selective is designed for those interested in orthopaedic surgery, as well as for those interested in primary care who want to deepen their knowledge of clinical orthopaedic surgery.
1. Students will provide primary contact with patients on initial and follow-up clinic visits under faculty supervision.
2. Orthopaedic history and musculoskeletal physical examination skills will be improved.
3. Students will learn to adapt the extent of history and physical examination to what is needed for different diagnosis. This will translate into a working knowledge of the most common orthopaedic problems and their evaluation.
4. Students will be introduced to documentation and coding requirements.
Brief Description of Student Activities During Rotation
Each student will work under the direct supervision and guidance of a Junior and Senior resident in the outpatient setting. The students will be given patients to manage, with increasing responsibility for their care, including performance of histories and supervised physicals and daily progress notes. Special emphasis will be given to decision making and outpatient management of orthopaedic patients. Further, students will take part in outpatient clinic progress notes and all education programs in connection with the orthopaedic residency training program.
The student will be evaluated on history and physical examination performed and presented orally to faculty and senior residents.