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2020-2021 Elective Title: 64LA700 — ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY


This orthopedic surgery rotation will provide medical students with a broad exposure to various aspects of musculoskeletal care. Including both inpatient and outpatient experiences, the student will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons specializing in hand and upper extremity, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and general orthopedics/trauma. Students will be instructed in the examination, diagnosis, and management of patients in the clinical setting. They will also be frequently and actively involved in surgical cases and peri-operative management.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu)

Director: Michael Leland, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute (Valparaiso)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Obtain and report a basic orthopedic patient history (PC1)
  • 2) Demonstrate a full musculoskeletal exam using proper technique (PC1)
  • 3) Describe basic orthopedic x-ray findings accurately (PC3) 4) Diagnose and develop a working differential diagnosis and treatment plan for common orthopedic conditions and injuries (PC2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The course director will assess the student's progress through oral presentations, demonstration of both a focused and complete musculoskeletal exam, discussion and critique of case management options with student, and observation of patient interaction. A final global assessment will be completed at the end of the rotation using the assessment tools listed below).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iu.edu or 219-980-6561).

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None