Acting Interns/Visiting Student Elective Rotations

OBJECTIVE: To provide a broad exposure to orthopaedic conditions in children and adults, including an emphasis on trauma.

DESCRIPTION: This rotation affords students an exposure to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, as the students rotate through 2 of 3 services (Pediatrics, Spine, or Joints) at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center--and spend 2 weeks at MetroHealth Medical Center, the major Level I trauma center for northern Ohio. Students will acquire knowledge and skills by observing and directly participating in the examination, evaluation, and surgical care of patients. There will be direct supervision by the attending orthopaedic surgeons and residents in the operating room and in clinics, floor rounds, conferences, and the emergency room.

DUTIES: Students will be expected to integrate into each team they join—on morning rounds, in the operating room, and in clinics. They will also prepare a brief presentation at the end of their rotation on an interesting case encountered during the rotation.

OFFERED: June, July, August, September, October

STUDENTS: Maximum 1 visiting medical student for each team (total of 5 to 6)

PREREQUISITES: Completion of all clinical core rotations

APPLICATION: Apply via Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Registrar’s Office at

For additional information, please contact:

JoAnn Laurent, Education Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University Hospitals of Cleveland
11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-5043 or 216-844-3233