Orthopedics Elective Course Description

Course Name:Orthopedic Subinternship*
Course Number:OR-400 
Elective Type:
Coordinator(s):David Ayers, M.D.

Contact: Michelle Auger michelle.auger@umassmed.edu 
Sites Available:UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered:E1- M6
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites:Completion of Medicine and Surgery clerkships 
Elective Description:To provide an overview of musculoskeletal problems, under the supervision of medical school faculty and Medical Center staff from Anatomy, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Physiatry, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Prosthetics, Radiology, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Stress Reduction, Vascular Surgery. Provide exposure to broad outpatient contact base including but not limited to trauma (sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue syndromes, spondyloarthropathy, crystal induced arthritis, overuse syndromes, entrapment neuropathy, acute & chronic pain syndromes, sports medicine, joint replacement. The objective is to develop proficiency in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Note:*Elective formerly known as Musculoskeletal Disorders*
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/orthopedics/



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