SURG661JM.01 (Reno)
Orthopedic Surgery

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Short Name: SURG661JM.01 Orthopedic Surg
  • Course Number: SURG661JM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Department Faculty

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • Obtain a detailed musculoskeletal history for acute and chronic orthopedic problems
  • Understand and perform detailed examinations of major joints
  • Describe and perform splint application
  • Describe and discuss three common orthopedic conditions
  • Describe and discuss three uncommon orthopedic conditions
  • Begin to evaluate plain radiographs for orthopedic pathology and become familiar with use of CT and MRI imaging in this discipline

Description of Rotation

This is a two-week rotation focusing on orthopedic care. Students will see a wide variety of conditions and should anticipate seeing patients with both chronic and acute injuries. Students will have the opportunity to see patients in the office, learn focused history taking and specialized musculoskeletal examinations of all joints. There will be ample time to see repairs of injuries and operative techniques for managing chronic conditions.


  • Netters Concise Atlas for Ortho
  • Egol. Handbook of Fractures. Wolters Kluwer.
  • Hoppenfield, DeBoer, Hurley. Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics, third ed., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Available for free through Savitt Library.

Evaluation Method

Written evaluation by faculty preceptor and the student will give one short presentation on a topic of their interest.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

Please contact the department to verify elective availability