Medical Students

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides learning and training opportunities for students pursuing their doctor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine; as well as, qualifying medical training schools (that hold an approved affiliation agreement with the Duke SOM).

Ortho 222C: Orthopaedic Surgery Experience

This course involves a rigorous experience working on the Orthopaedic Surgery Service. Duties include inpatient care, outpatient examination, operating room experience, and emergency room call. Conference attendance is required during both weeks. regular discussions are conducted with attending staff and residents. This course will emphasize broad concepts of orthopaedics and will be useful for all students regardless of their career choices. Orthopaedic Rounds at 5:30 AM Monday through Friday by meeting the residents in the Replant Office (919-681-3163) located at Duke University Hospital in the Hospital for Surgery Addition (HAFS), 1st Floor, and Room 1661 (2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710). For more information, interest in taking the selective, and to obtain a permission number, please contact Wendy Thompson at 684-3170 or via e-mail at wendy.thompson@duke.edu. Credit: 2, Enrollment max: 3. Kendall Bradley, MD

Faculty Advisors

Kendall Bradley, MD
Melissa Erickson, MD
William Eward, DVM, MD
Joe Minchew, MD
Elizabeth Scott, MD

For assistance with arranging one-on-one meetings with an advisor, contact Wendy Thompson (wendy.thompson@duke.edu) with a request and provide a copy of your CV.

Ortho 429C: Sub-Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery

A full educational experience in orthopaedic surgery with duties and responsibilities similar to a first-year resident. Students will have the opportunity to rotate through various orthopaedic subspecialties including trauma, joint arthroplasty, sports medicine, and foot and ankle. Inpatient care, outpatient examination, operating room experience, and emergency room call are expected. Individual or group discussions are conducted each day with attending staff/residents. Conference attendance and emergency room call are required. For more information and to obtain a permission number, please contact Wendy Thompson at wendy.thompson@duke.edu or 684-3170. Permission is required. Credit: 5. Kendall Bradley, MD; Robert Fitch, MD and orthopaedic staff and house staff

Ortho 421C: Fractures/Musculoskeletal Trauma

Students participate in the emergency management of patients through the Duke Emergency Room. Principles of fractures and trauma are given during emergency room assignment. Requirements are attendance at one outpatient clinic per week, two nights per week on call in the emergency room, and conference attendance. Students planning to apply for orthopaedic residency are required to complete 429C prior to taking this elective. For more information and to obtain a permission number, please contact Wendy Thompson at wendy.thompson@duke.edu or 684-3170. Permission is required. Credit: 3. Enrollment: maximum 2 students per four-week section. Malcolm DeBaun, MD; Christian Pean, MD; Rachel Reilly, MD and Duke Orthopaedic Staff

Ortho 430C: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

This elective is ideal for students interested in orthopaedic surgery, but also relevant to occupational medicine, and rehabilitation. Students participate in clinic and operating room. They learn about anatomy, pathology, physical exam, and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal presentations in patients from young to old, including athletes. Attendance at educational conferences is required. Students are also encouraged to participate in school physicals and game coverage to gain a full experience. For more information and to obtain a permission number, please contact Wendy Thompson at wendy.thompson@duke.edu or 684-3170. Permission required. Credit: 4; Enrollment max: 1. Prerequisite: Ortho 429C. Dean Taylor, MD; Ned Amendola, MD; Oke Anakwenze, MD; Richard Mather, MD; and Alison P. Toth, MD

Ortho 431C: Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery

This elective is especially suitable for students interested in orthopaedic surgery, but also relevant to plastic surgery and emergency medicine. Trauma and microvascular are emphasized. Students participate in all aspects from outpatient visits to operative procedures and inpatient rounds. They also spend time in the Hand and Upper Extremity Anatomy Lab. Attendance at educational conferences is required. For more information and to obtain a permission number, please contact Wendy Thompson at wendy.thompson@duke.edu or 684-3170. Permission Required. Credit: 4. Prerequisite: Ortho 429C. Enrollment max: 1. David Ruch, MD; Warren Hammert, MD ; Neill Li, MD; and Marc Richard, MD

Ortho 432C: Musculoskeletal Oncology

Students gain an understanding of benign and malignant musculoskeletal neoplasms in an interdisciplinary team approach. They learn relevant anatomy, histopathology, radiology, and clinical skills related to the evaluation and management of patients from children to adults. Students participate fully in the daily activities of the orthopaedic oncology service including outpatient visits, operative procedures, and inpatient rounds. Attendance at clinical and basic science conferences is required. For more information and to obtain a permission number, please contact Wendy Thompson at wendy.thompson@duke.edu or 684-3170. Prerequisite: Ortho 429C. Permission is required. Credit: 4. Enrollment max: 1. Brian Brigman, MD and William Eward, DVM, MD ; Julia Visgauss, MD

Ortho 433C: Pediatric Orthopaedics

Students learn about a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions from birth defects to sports injuries and fractures. Emphasis is placed on understanding the pediatric skeletal anatomy, acquisition of physical examination skills, and relating pathology to structure/function relationship in the pediatric patient. Students participate fully in all aspects of care including outpatient visits, operative procedures, and inpatient rounds. Attendance at educational conferences is required. For more information and to obtain a permission number, please contact Wendy Thompson at wendy.thompson@duke.edu or 684-3170. Prerequisite: Ortho 429C. Permission is Required. Credit: 4. Enrollment max: 1. Robert Fitch, MD; and Robert Lark, MD; Benjamin Alman, MD, and Anthony Catanzano, Jr., MD

 

Medical Student Sub-I

This full educational experience, with duties similar to a first-year resident, will provide the medical student with unique insight into the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery residency.

Visiting Student Clinical Scholars Program

The Visiting Clinical Scholars Program is currently offered in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.