School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery - General/Trauma

Location: VA Hospital (Detroit)
Instructor: Drs. Omari or Pierre-Jacques

Available to Year 3 & 4, students must have passed Year 3 surgery. The student will acquire an understanding of pathological processes relevant to Orthopaedic Surgery. These will include but are not limited to: degenerative arthritis of joints, primary and metastatic tumors of the skeletal system. He/she will develop the necessary skills to conduct preoperative evaluations and provide postoperative care. He/she will learn surgical approach and technique. The student will be taught the principles of fracture management, complications of fractures and metabolic response to trauma with emphasis on clinical and operative experience. Students will be expected to demonstrate proper splint placement, wound closure technique and physical exam fractures.

Methods: Clinics/ward round/Operating Room

Prerequisite: General Surgery

Recommended Reading Material: The student will be supplied with a reference booklet

Length: 1 month; Days/Week: 5-6; Hours/Week: 40-70; Night Calls/Month: 4 (Please call 313-375-7226 to arrange rotation).

Evaluation: Oral and Written

Maximum Number of Students (period-month-capacity): 1 (July): 2, 2 (August): 2, 3 (September): 2, 4 (October): 2, 5 (November): 2, 6 (December): 2, 7 (January): 2, 8 (February): 2, 9 (March): 2, 10 (April): 2, 11 (May): 2, 12 (June): 2