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Electives - Orthopedics
Adult Orthopaedics- Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salem, Virginia)
Elective Number: 2118
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Phillip J. Patterson
Coordinator: Joni Poore Joni.Poore@va.gov
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: All Rotations
A pager is required for this rotation but is not supplied by the department. Lodging is provided on campus for students presenting from out of town.
Report to: Joni Poore
Time to Report: 8am on first day of rotation- call VAMC 540-982-2463 ext. 2246
Place to Report: Department of Surgery Office, 1st Floor, Building 143, Room 1C109
Typical day: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Suggested preparatory reading: Orthopedic Surgery: The Essentials
Number of students per rotation: 2
Course Description: The rotation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is divided between the four operative Attendings with subspecialty emphasis in order to provide exposure to general and specific subspecialty-oriented patient care and educational experience. Students will be assigned to one or more of the following services during the rotation:
All services participate in the surgical and non-surgical care of orthopaedic trauma patients and general orthopaedic care.
Students are expected
• develop a 3-dimensional appreciation
and understanding of anatomy as it applies to orthopaedic injuries, diagnoses
• improve surgical skills as they pertain to instrument usage and wound
• acquire an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of orthopaedic
surgery and its various subspecialties;