Ascension Providence Hospital Orthopedic Surgery

Faculty Contact: William Kesto, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus
                                 Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 1-2 students

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

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; MCE completion and SUR 608 or SUR 641 for MSUCHM students; completion of Surgery clerkship for students from other schools. Requires approval of a secondary application found here.

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 Ascension Providence 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-operative 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:

  • Orthopedic Academic Conferences (every Wednesday at 7am)
  • 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.