University Catalog 2019-2020

MD - Orthopaedic Surgery (ORTH)

MD - Orthopaedic Surgery (ORTH)

ORTH 4000  Orthopaedic Surgery  (4 Credit Hours)  

This is a four-week elective designed for the student interested in Orthopedics or a similar surgical specialty. Each week, students will join a resident-faculty team at our affiliated hospitals. Students will participate in all inpatient and outpatient clinical activities within the different orthopedic specialties, including Trauma, Sports Medicine, Reconstruction, Pediatric Orthopedics, and/or Foot/Ankle. Attendance is expected at all orthopedic training functions, including grand rounds and fracture conference.

ORTH 4020  Orthopaedic Surgery  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a two-week elective designed for the student interested in Orthopedics or a similar surgical specialty. Students will participate in all inpatient and outpatient clinical activities within the different orthopedic specialties including Trauma, Sports Medicine, Reconstruction, Pediatric Orthopedics, and/or Foot/Ankle. Attendance is expected at all orthopedic training functions, including grand rounds and fracture conference.

ORTH 4040  Orthopaedic Research  (4 Credit Hours)  

This course is an independent research elective for students in their clinical years: students must identify a faculty PI and negotiate content and deliverables with the faculty.

ORTH 4041  Orthopaedic Pediatric  (4 Credit Hours)  

This is a four-week elective designed for the student interested in pediatric orthopaedics. The student will join a resident-faculty team for four weeks at our affiliated hospitals. They will take call, attend grand rounds and conferences, and participate in all inpatient and outpatient clinical activities including surgical cases. Student evaluation is by faculty.

ORTH 4042  Physical Medicine and Rehab  (4 Credit Hours)  

Students may be eligible to complete a PM&R elective at an away site. See eMedley information about approval for away rotations. Students should see ORTH4121 and ORTH4140 for a Tulane-based PM&R elective.

ORTH 4121  PM&R/Sports Medicine  (2 Credit Hours)  

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine elective provides basic training in PM&R evaluations with a strong focus on sports medicine and neurological rehabilitation. The elective exposes the medical student to the broad field of PM&R including sports injuries, ultrasound, electromyography, complications of disability, and the restoration and maintenance of function. Time will be spent on the inpatient rehabilitation service, and in the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. The student will be exposed to therapies, medications and procedures typically used in PM&R practice. There will be opportunities for sideline game coverage if desired.

ORTH 4141  PM&R/Sports Medicine  (4 Credit Hours)  

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine elective provides basic training in PM&R evaluations with a strong focus on sports medicine and neurological rehabilitation. The elective exposes the medical student to the broad field of PM&R including sports injuries, ultrasound, electromyography, complications of disability, and the restoration and maintenance of function. Time will be spent on the inpatient rehabilitation service, and in the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. The student will be exposed to therapies, medications and procedures typically used in PM&R practice. There will be opportunities for sideline game coverage if desired.

ORTH 4500  PM&R Subinternship  (4 Credit Hours)  

Students may be eligible to complete a PM&R Subinternship at an away site. See eMedley information about approval for away rotations.

ORTH 5053  Orthopaedic Pathways  (1 Credit Hour)  

The pre-clinical student is given an introduction to the basics of Orthopaedic Surgical Science including basic surgical skills, principles and opportunities for career development. The course is a preceptorship with role-model orthopaedic surgeons to provide personalized instruction, teaching, and mentoring through experience in the clinic office, conferences, rounds, operating room (if applicable), and professional association. This elective is split into four subspecialties. Subspecialties include Foot and Ankle Surgery, Total Joint Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Shoulder/Elbow.

ORTH 5056  Orthopaedic Spring Elective  (1 Credit Hour)  

Participants will be given hands-on learning on how to reduce fractures and dislocations, make splints and casts, and incise, debride, and suture wounds. They will receive biweekly lectures on the following topics: musculoskeletal chief complaints and their workup, a primer to fractures and dislocations, being a team physician, and musculoskeletal imaging. Students may be given the opportunity to observe operative cases. Students will be required to participate in a scheduled Sim Center activity on Sterile Scrubbing Technique and Proper OR Procedure. Students will take a musculoskeletal competency test at the end of their elective in order to solidify their knowledge. This test will be compiled by the residents. No book will be required for purchase—all material tested will be included in information provided to students in electronic form. The students completing the elective will be given a certificate stating their participation in the musculoskeletal elective.

ORTH 5500  Clinical Preceptorship - Ortho  (1 Credit Hour)  

Preceptorships are available to T1 & T2 students who are interested in the specialty. Students must identify a physician to shadow. Students must have their preceptorship approved in advance by the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.

ORTH 5501  Introduction To Orthopaedic Su  (1 Credit Hour)  

This elective is designed to give students an introduction to orthopaedic surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. It is taught by senior faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The sessions will consist of problem-based case presentations via a Socratic interactive dialogue between faculty and students. Students will be exposed to various aspects of orthopaedic surgery including general orthopaedics, total joints, sports medicine, pediatrics, trauma, oncology, hand, spine and foot/ankle. There will be no written or oral examinations. Pass/fail grades will be based upon class attendance, class participation, and oral student presentations.

ORTH 5540  Orthopaedic Research  (1 Credit Hour)  

5000-level research opportunities are available to T1 & T2 students who are interested in the specialty. Students must identify a faculty member with whom to conduct research. Students must have their research prospectus form approved in advance by the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.

ORTH 9000  Orthopaedic Visiting Student  (4 Credit Hours)  

This rotation is available only to visiting MD students, from US schools of medicine, in the clinical phase of their training: Tulane SOM does not accept visiting students from international schools of medicine. Visiting MD students must apply through AAMC's VSAS system to be eligible to enroll; pre-clinical visiting MD students are not eligible.

ORTH 9020  Orthopaedic Visiting Student  (2 Credit Hours)  

This rotation is available only to visiting MD students, from US schools of medicine, in the clinical phase of their training: Tulane SOM does not accept visiting students from international schools of medicine. Visiting MD students must apply through AAMC's VSAS system to be eligible to enroll; pre-clinical visiting MD students are not eligible.