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130.01  Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Elective  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): B. Feeley       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. The goal of this 2 week sports medicine elective is to educate students in the comprehensive evaluation, pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative treatment as well as non-operative treatment of orthopedic injuries and related diseases.

140.01A  Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110 and Specialties 110.

Activities: Lecture, Conference

Students receive instruction and experience in examination and treatment of patients. Assistance in surgery and in use of treatment modalities is required. Clinical demonstrations, seminars, and conferences form the basis for didactic instruction.

140.01B  Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110 and Specialties 110.

Activities: Lecture, Conference

Students receive instruction and experience in examination and treatment of patients. Assistance in surgery and in use of treatment modalities is required. Clinical demonstrations, seminars, and conferences form the basis for didactic instruction.

140.01D  Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110 and Specialties 110.

Activities: Lecture, Conference

Students receive instruction and experience in examination and treatment of patients. Assistance in surgery and in use of treatment modalities is required. Clinical demonstrations, seminars, and conferences form the basis for didactic instruction.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110 and 111

Activities: Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

Orthopaedic surgery clinical clerkships are offered in off-campus hospitals approved by the chairperson of the department and the dean.

140.04  Pediatric Orthopaedics - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Wiemann       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110 and Surgery 110.

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students receive instruction in the full breadth of pediatric orthopaedics. This includes the diagnosis and management of conditions including fractures, scoliosis, developmental hip dysplasia, perthes disease, clubfoot, sports medicine and congenital anomalies. Operative and non-operative management strategies will be emphasized. Assistance in surgery and the use of treatment modalities is required. Clinical demonstrations, seminars and conferences form the basis for didactic instruction.

140.05  Orthopaedic Surgery Selective  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder, M. Diab       Prerequisite(s): 3rd or 4th year in good academic standing

Restrictions: None       Activities: Project, Web-based course work, Clinical Clerkship

Two-week elective providing exposure to history and physical examination and treatment of patients on inpatient and outpatient services. Assistance in surgery and the use of treatment modalities is required. Clinical demonstrations, seminars and conferences form the basic for didactic instruction.

140.07  Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Lindvall       Prerequisite(s): SURGERY 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference, Independent Study, Clinical Clerkship

Students receive instruction and experience in the examination and treatment of patients on the inpatient and outpatient services, including the viewing and interpretation of radiographic studies.

140.08  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Pascual, M. Nagao, M. Garibaldi, S. Deviren       Prerequisite(s): This rotation is ideally suited for 3rd and 4th year medical students with experience in direct patient care.

Restrictions: This rotation is ideally suited for 3rd and 4th year medical students with experience in direct patient care.       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This elective offers students experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Students will be exposed to patients with functional impairments due to a wide variety of illnesses and injuries in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will become proficient in the neuromusculoskeletal examination and develop skills to lead an interdisciplinary team in the rehabilitation management of patients with disabling conditions.

140.10A  Introductory to Orthopaedic Hand Surgery - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Hoekzema, M. Brambila       Prerequisite(s): Completion of Surgery Core Clerkship

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Project, Web-based course work, Block Elective

This two-week elective will provide exposure to history and physical taking skills and treatment of patients on inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic and hand surgery services. Assistance in surgery and the use of treatment modalities is required. Clinical demonstrations, seminars and conferences form the basis for didactic instruction.

150.01  Research in Orthopaedic Surgery  (3 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder       Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty memeber in charge of students research project and approval of third-and fourth-year coordinator.SURGERY 110

Restrictions: Consent of faculty member in charge of students research project and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator.       Activities: Field Work, Laboratory, Project

Students continue previously initiated research projects under the guidance of faculty members.

160.01  Introduction to Clinical Orthopaedics  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course is designed for MS1 & MS2 students. Students will learn to: recognize the presentation of musculoskeletal conditions; understand how to evaluate a patient with a musculoskeletal condition, including directed physical examination, appropriate tests and imaging; manage the patient with a musculoskeletal condition at a level appropriate for your skill set, e.g. primary care physician versus surgeon; recognize when, how, & whom to consult for further management.

160.03  An Interactive Intro to Health Technology and Innovation  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Sawyer

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course organized by the Health Technology Interest Group will consist of 10 hour-long classes. Approximately half of the classes will feature speakers including students, faculty and entrepreneurs, from within and outside UCSF. The rest of the classes will be interactive skills-building sessions during which students will participate in using technology tools (eg. learn to build a mobile app using online resources). The goal is provide a forum for exposure to innovative ideas.

160.04  Orthopaedic Surgical Skills and OR Assist Elective  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): N. Schroeder       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Medical students will have the opportunity to learn about orthopaedic surgical skills and techniques — suturing, plating a long bone fracture, using a bone saw, etc. — and assist ortho faculty in the operating room and clinic. Students will attend two surgical skills labs where they will learn how to use orthopaedic surgical instruments and repair a long-bone fracture. Students will also be able to develop mentoring relationships with orthopaedic faculty through the OR Assist Mentor Match.

160.05  The Money Doctor  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Ward       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course is the first part of a 3-part introduction to personal finance for medical professionals. Initial topics will include budgeting, loans and debt management, and the basics of investing. In this course, medical students will develop a framework to begin thinking about personal financial decisions and the unique financial positions of a career in medicine in order to establish good habits necessary for financial success as a physician.