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Medical Student Clerkship

General Information

Fourth year medical students from across the country are invited to join us at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) for a clinical rotation to learn more about our program. Each medical student will rotate on one of our orthopaedic subspecialty services. As part of the rotation, students will attend all conferences and spend time in both our operating rooms and clinics. Students will also assist our second year residents on call at both RUMC and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, a level 1 trauma center.

Goals and Objectives

By the end of rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Take a complete orthopaedic history
  • Perform a thorough orthopaedic physical examination
  • Interpret and describe basic orthopaedic radiographic findings
  • Concisely present patient findings during rounds, clinic and/or intake conference
  • Assist in basic bedside, emergency room, and operating room procedures

Services

Available Rotations

Blocks Start Date End Date
Block 1 June 4, 2018 June 29, 2018
Block 2 July 2, 2018 July 27, 2018
Block 3 July 30, 2018 August 24, 2018
Block 4 September 4, 2018 September 28, 2018
Block 5 October 1, 2018 October 26, 2018
Block 6 October 30, 2018 November 21, 2018

Application

The pre-application period for medical student clerkships in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 clerkships is now open. Please complete the application here. Applications are accepted from February 8, 2018 – May 1, 2018. We will have two deadlines for applications, the first will be April 1, 2018. Those applying by this date will receive notification of acceptance and rotation assignment by April 15, 2018. The second deadline will be May 1, 2018 after which no further applications will be accepted.

Once accepted by the Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship Director, students are required to submit a secondary application to the Office of Clinical Curriculum of Rush Medical College through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). All required VSAS documentation must be received as a condition of acceptance for the rotation.

Contact Information

For more information about our medical student clerkship please contact our clerkship coordinator, Ms. Phyllis Velez.

Phyllis Velez, C-TAGME
Orthopaedic Residency Program and Sports Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
The Orthopaedic Building
Rush University Medical Center
1611 W. Harrison Street Suite, 201
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 942-5850
Fax: (312) 942-2040
Email: [javascript protected email address]

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