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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


Available Rotations

Blocks Start Date End Date
Block 1 June 3, 2019 June 28, 2019
Block 2 July 1, 2019 July 26, 2019
Block 3 July 29, 2019 August 23, 2019
Block 4 August 26, 2019 September 20, 2019
Block 5 September 23, 2019 October 16, 2019
Block 6 October 21, 2019 November 15, 2019


The pre-application period for medical student clerkships in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 clerkships is now closed. Accepted 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. Adriana Ohl, MBA.

Adriana Ohl, MBA
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) 563-6306
Fax: (312) 942-2040
Email: [javascript protected email address]

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