SELECT SIOSA - Inpatient Acting Internship- Orthopaedic Surgery
DIRECTOR FOURTH YEAR DEPARTMENT COURSES: Margaret Olmedo, M.D.
SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Inpatient Acting Internship
SELECTIVE DIRECTOR: Margaret Olmedo, M.D.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: 675-4313, Room 3-316
NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER 4 WEEK BLOCK: 3
SELECTIVE AVAILABLE DURING BLOCKS: All blocks
DURATION: 4 Weeks
COURSE CODE: SIOSA
Night Call - Yes Weekend Call - Yes Final Exam - No
Overall Educational Goal of Selective:
This orthopaedic selective provides the student with an in-depth look at orthopaedic surgery. The student will spend time at LSU Health.
During their time at LSU the student will concentrate on the adult patient assessment with an emphasis on orthopaedic trauma. The student should become comfortable with the initial evaluation of orthopaedic patients. The student will also build on the skills they learned during the first three years of medical school and assume a higher level of responsibility for all aspects of patient care under the direct supervision of orthopaedic house staff and attending physicians in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
1. Improve the student’s skill in history taking and physical exam of the musculoskeletal system.
2. Improve decision making skills required for the appropriate utilization of diagnostic tests such (CT, MRI, etc.)
3. To familiarize the student with the diagnosis and management of a variety of patients (adult and pediatric)
with orthopaedic problems that are routinely seen in a hospital setting.
4. To develop skills in patient education, counseling and discharge planning.
5. To improve the student’s knowledge of orthopaedic disease entities through participation in conferences and didactic teaching sessions.
Brief Description of Student Activities During Rotation:
At LSU Health, the student will be assigned to an orthopaedic team and will work under the direct supervision of a Junior and Senior resident. They will participate in teaching rounds with the house staff and faculty. The students will be given patients to manage. They will be responsible for performing supervised histories and physical examinations and daily progress notes. Students will take part in all educational programs in connection with this orthopaedic department. The student will also take call with the junior resident in-house and is expected to help evaluate patients and to care for in-patients and patients in the emergency department.
Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care (4th edition)
Method of Student Evaluation:
The senior Resident and the Full-time Faculty will evaluate students throughout the rotation. As interest and time permits, the students will be asked to present on patients they have seen in clinic and in the hospital.