Location — Akron General Medical Center
Duration — 4 weeks
Number of Students — 4
Gregory A Vrabec, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Residency Program Director Orthopaedic Surgery at Akron General Medical Center
224 West Exchange St Ste 430
Akron OH 44302
Teaching Faculty —
Gregory A. Vrabec, MD
Thomas Thompson, MD
John L Pinkowski, MD
Steven B Lippitt, MD
Michael J Smith, MD
Paul A Steurer, MD
Michele L Hatherill MD
Anthony T Kantaras, MD
Jordan P Grossman, DPM, FACFAS
Amy E Tucker, MD
Nicholas Dinicola, MD
William Kurtz, MD
William D Lanzinger, MD
To understand the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.
To gain an understanding of the specialty of orthopaedic surgery.
To acquire a basic understanding of the information gathering process of the detailed history and physical exam with attention to fracture classifications, read and interpret x-rays.
To understand how to manage inpatient care including appropriate recovery times, principles of follow-up care, and possible complications.
To work with other health care professionals from various disciplines in learning how to provide excellent patient-focused care.
Gain skill in history and physical examination of the musculoskeletal system.
Assist in orthopaedic procedures.
Participate in ward rounds with orthopaedic residents and teaching faculty.
Attend orthopaedic didactic lectures.
Provide an end of rotation oral presentation on an Orthopaedic Surgery topic.
Participate in a reading program under supervision.
Gain an understanding of orthopaedic trauma in the Emergency Department.
Attend office with orthopaedic faculty and house staff clinic with faculty and residents.
Night Call/Special Requirements: As part of the orthopaedic resident team.
Date Updated: 07-NOV-2011