Ascension Providence Hospital Orthopedic Surgery

Faculty Contact: William Kesto, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 1-2 students

Work Hours: Weekdays; Rounds start at 6:30am

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; MCE completion for MSU CHM students; 3rd year completion of Surgery clerkship

MSUCHM Course #: SUR 613

General: The Section of Orthopedics is in an excellent position to present to students a comprehensive outline of the spectrum of orthopedic surgery as practiced in a community hospital.  There is a large volume of elective orthopedic surgery done at Providence-Providence Park Hospital, as well as a very active Emergency Department presenting a variety of orthopedic trauma.

Goals & Objectives:

Duties to expect:

  • Daily rounds starting at 6:30am
  • OR case coverage-1st assist duties
  • ER/floor consults-if OR is covered, check with floor mid-level for assistance
  • ER/floor new admissions-if OR is covered, check with the floor mid-level for assistance
  • Post-op checks for every case scrubbed
  • Floor procedures- assistance with fracture reduction and casting, joint aspirations/injections
  • Sign out at the end of the day with floor mid-level staff

Orthopedic Conferences:

  • Student/Resident Interesting Cases (1st Thursday of the month)
    • Present on case during the rotation-preferably a case the student scrubbed.
  • Attend all orthopedic conferences (every Thursday at 7:30am)

Case Coverage:

  • Total Joints
    • Hip replacement
    • Knee replacement
  • Trauma/Fractures
    • Hip fractures
    • Lower extremity fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fractures
    • Upper Extremity
    • Shoulder/elbow
    • Arthroscopic procedures
    • Knee/Shoulder
    • Spine surgery

Evaluation: At the end of the rotation, the Rotation Director will collect data from the supervising physician and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school.