Medical Student Elective Catalog: ORS3-4010/F Orthopaedic Surgery - CHATT

Course Coordinator:   Dr. Jeremy Bruce (Residency Program Director)
Course Contact:  Kimberly Davis, Administrative Assistant, 


Approval Authorization required: Yes (contact Dr. Bruce through Ms. Davis to discuss prior authorization)

Location: Erlanger Health System


Orientation location: 979 E 3rd Street, Suite B202, Chattanooga, 37403 


Size: 3 (UTHSC students, 5 total students max)


Overnight Call: varies

Weekend Work: varies

Flexibility: Half Block - Not Negotiable 

Time off for Interviews: Negotiable thirty days prior to start of elective

Off-cycle start and stop: Available Deadline for Cancelation: Thirty days before the start of elective

Blocks offered: Blocks 1, 5-12 Prerequisites (including elective and residency applicants)


  • Step I USMLE - at least 235 on the first attempt
  • Step II USMLE - at least 235 on first attempt* (*may adversely affect applicant if Step II scores are not available)
  • Member of current graduating class top 25% their graduating class


Pre-reading: None

Link: None

This is a face to face clinical rotation offered in the fall and spring and receiving 7 credit hours. The Orthopaedic Surgery elective provides clinical experience on an active teaching service. The student will work with and assist a senior resident under the supervision of attending staff. The student will learn how to conduct a history and physical examination of the musculoskeletal system, how to develop the diagnosis and treatment plan for assigned patients, and basic orthopaedic radiology. The student will learn the basic principles of fracture care. The student will have patient contact in Emergency Room Clinic, Ward, and Surgery. Regular teaching rounds and conferences will be required.

Rev 12/3/2018

UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956

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