Orthopedic Surgery Student Rotation
Welcome to the orthopedic surgery rotation at Mount Carmel Hospital!
This rotation is intended to give you an overview of a typical general orthopedic surgeon’s case management for various conditions. You will be asked to be involved to the best of your abilities, and take a proactive approach in patient care. The number one purpose of this rotation is for you to learn. The more you are involved, the more you will learn.
During your rotation you will be exposed to various orthopedic conditions, both surgical and non-surgical, dealing with both in and outpatients. It is not expected that you see or perform every procedure, as you will only be spending a short time with us. However, if there is something that interests you about a particular aspect of orthopedics, please let the resident know so that they may try to accommodate your desire.
Let this manual be your guide toward expectations while on service. Many answers to common questions (ex: regarding call, weekends, and vacation) are found in the following pages. Please direct any other questions to the orthopedic resident. If in doubt – ASK!
Before the end of your rotation (a few days in advance), please give your personal evaluation about the orthopedic resident(s) with which you spent the most time. You will be asked to evaluate the rotation from your standpoint as well. Please be honest, and give any advice or criticism professionally to help us improve ourselves.