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Submitted by nworks on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:35pm

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery invites medical students in their clerkship year to do an Orthopaedic Surgery elective at the University of Calgary. In this two or three week elective, the clerk will work with an Orthopedic Team of consultant surgeons, fellows, and/or residents at one of the sites within Calgary (Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, South Health Campus or Alberta Children’s Hospital). The clerk will gain experience in patient assessment and management in the clinic and hospital setting, emergency room, cast room, and the operating rooms. Participation in an on-call schedule is expected and will be scheduled with the preceptor and resident.

Upon completion of this elective, the clerk should understand the basic principles of patient management with degenerative disease, fractures, congenital conditions as well as tumors and infections in the musculoskeletal system. Most clinical teams will have a specific clinical focus or anatomical area depending on the assigned preceptors.

Any medical student planning to arrange their clerkship elective in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary should contact us at for information. The following information is required:

- Specific dates of the elective, which are a minimum of 2 weeks 
- Specific interest with preceptor teams (please rank at least 3 preceptor teams you wish to work with)

Foothills Medical Centre
Trauma Team - Drs. Martin, Buckley, Duffy, Korley, Mrkonjic, Powell, Schneider
Spine Team - Drs. Bouchard, Cho, Lewkonia, Nicholls, Salo, Soroceanu, Swamy, Thomas
Tumor - Drs. Puloski, Monument

Peter Lougheed Centre
Upper Extremity - Drs. Hildebrand, Boorman, Bois 
Sport Medicine - Drs. Longino, Lo, Rezansoff
Foot and Ankle - Drs. Russell, Le, LaMothe
Arthroplasty - Drs. Timmermann, Sharma, Kuchinad

Rockyview General Hospital
Junior Arthroplasty - Drs. Abelseth, deSouza
Community Orthopaedics- Drs. Stewart, Cundal
Arthroplasty - Drs. Werle, Johnston

South Health Campus
Drs. Batuyong, Bowen, Brauer, Clark, Dhaliwal, Dodd, French, Hiscox, Hunt, LeBlanc, MacKenzie, Miller, Sabo and White

Alberta Children's Hospital
Paediatric Orthopaedics - Drs. Goldstein, Kiefer, Joughin, Parsons, Phillips, and Ferri-de-Barros

Additional information can be found on the University of Calgary visiting electives page, found here:

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