ORSU 7100

Orthopedic Surgery Bootcamp


Erin Tuset
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: The orthopedic surgery bootcamp is focused on students who are planning for residency and careers in orthopedic surgery. The course will provide foundational medical knowledge in orthopedic musculoskeletal concepts, simulations of surgical/procedural techniques, key points for the optimal functioning of the surgical team and interprofessional education, and management of patients across the continuum of orthopedic care.


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Site Code

Site Name



UMMC - West Bank - East Building

Hennepin County Medical Center

Regions Hospital

Students are primarily at UMMC. Students will have the opportunity to observe in a call/trauma setting at the other two sites.

Required session attendance: All components--lecture, hands-on/skill sessions and shadowing/observation

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:00am-5:00pm

Direct patient care: No

Consent Requirement: 

Arranged. Email the Course Coordinator for approval to schedule.

Course Objectives: By the end of the course, students will be able to....

  1. Apply a fiberglass cast
  2. Demonstrate fracture reduction and internal fixation on a Sawbones model
  3. Identify orthopedic emergencies
  4. Perform a musculoskeletal physical examination
  5. Summarize evidence-based principles of fracture management
  6. Outline steps in operative planning
  7. Recall strategies for success as an orthopedic sub-intern

Graded Components: Overall clinical assessment by course director, compiled based on feedback from faculty and residents

Grading Scale: P/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does not apply