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Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELECT EOOSA - Outpatient - Orthopaedics

Director(s): Karl Bilderback, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Samantha Vance  675.4313, Room 3-344
Duration: 2 weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Selective Available During Blocks: ALL
Course Code: EOOSA
Brief Description of Student Activities During Rotation


Each student will work under the direct supervision and guidance of a Junior and Senior resident in the outpatient setting. The students will be given patients to manage, with increasing responsibility for their care, including performance of histories and supervised physicals and daily progress notes. Special emphasis will be given to decision making and outpatient management of orthopaedic patients. Further, students will take part in outpatient clinic progress notes and all education programs in connection with the orthopaedic residency training program.

Overall Educational Goal of Selective:


The purpose of this selective is to build on the third year medical student rotation in orthopaedic surgery. This selective is designed for those interested in orthopaedic surgery, as well as for those interested in primary care who want to deepen their knowledge of clinical orthopaedic surgery.

Specific Objectives:


1.  Students will provide primary contact with patients on initial and follow-up clinic visits under faculty supervision.

2.  Orthopaedic history and musculoskeletal physical examination skills will be improved.

3.  Students will learn to adapt the extent of history and physical examination to what is needed for different diagnosis. This will translate into a working knowledge of the most common orthopaedic problems and their evaluation.

4.  Students will be introduced to documentation and coding requirements.



The student will be evaluated on history and physical examination performed and presented orally to faculty and senior residents.


Offered: ALL