Pediatric Orthopeadics

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Department: PEDIATRICS
Rotation Title: Orthopaedics
Faculty: Dr. Timperlake and Dr. Comstock
Location: Orthopaedics Clinic and Operating Room
Duration: 4 Weeks
Number of Students: One
When Offered: All Year
Rotation Hours: Contingent upon physician's schedules
Prerequisite(s): 4th Year Status

Goals-The faculty will strive to

  • Teach and demonstrate the basic principles of obtaining a good history and how to perform a good physical exam.
  • Teach the basic and common conditions common in pediatric orthopaedics.

Objectives-At the end of the rotation, the student will be able to

  • Take a good history
  • Do a very good physical exam
  • Basic knowledge of reviewing x-rays
  • Basic splinting and casting techniques

Learning Activities

  • For consultations, the student will perform initial evaluations on in patient admissions and provide daily follow-up
  • Daily rounds with the attendings on the inpatient service
  • Morning Report attendance is mandatory

Learning Resources

  • Medical Library on hospital campus and on the Texas A&M College campus
  • Journals and Books


  • Clinical Evaluation Form (100%) to be completed by the physician preceptor with whom the student has worked

Contact Information

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