ORSU 7190

Acting Intern General, Reconstructive, and Geriatric Orthopedics


Erin Tuset
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: This course consists of supervised clinical experience in the orthopedic care of adult inpatients and outpatients at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  On this rotation, students function at the level of a junior resident in the clinic, on the ward, and in the operating room.  Students will work as a part of the resident team (1 PGY-1, 4 PGY-3s, and 2 PGY-5s) and learn from experienced faculty specializing in arthroplasty, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, and sports medicine.  The Minneapolis VAMC has a strong reputation as the busiest arthroplasty VA hospital in the country, and students are expected to describe and understand the basics of total knee and hip arthroplasty at the conclusion of their rotation.  In addition, students will be responsible for presenting cases in pre-op/post-op conferences as well as a case of their choice in a didactic setting.  Call is taken at home and the call frequency is at the discretion of the student and resident team.



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Site Name



VA Medical Center


Required session attendance: Does not apply

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course Equivalency: Does not apply