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Orthopaedic Surgery

LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Michelle Bramer, M.D.
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: July through January
STATUS: Elective


The elective provides exposure to all aspects of orthopaedics with the student functioning as an intern.  This includes exposure to multiple services, including trauma, sports, oncology, pediatrics, joint arthroplasty, hand/upper extremity, spine and foot/ankle.  This rotation is intended for students considering a career in orthopaedic surgery. 

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Participation in patient care in the inpatient and outpatient settings is expected.  This includes being involved in rounds, surgery, clinics and the student will take call with the residents. Assigned reading articles are provided.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation and evaluation will be conducted by residents, faculty and staff.  Students will give a case presentation near the end of rotation on a patient they cared for during their rotation. 

Students will also undergo a formal interview for a residency position during the last week of the rotation with multiple faculty members and residents.  This interview will be in lieu of the regularly scheduled interviews in December.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Ms. Cindy Thompson two weeks prior to rotation start date. cthompson@hsc.wvu.edu / (304) 293 - 1168