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Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Student Programs

Our department provides an exciting educational experience for medical students that involves interaction with our patients, faculty and staff.

Third and fourth-year branch students (M3 and M4) selecting orthopaedic surgery are offered clinical rotations in outpatient clinical settings or inpatients with both clinical and surgical exposure. Our diverse faculty encompass the complete spectrum of orthopedic subspecialties, preparing you for residency and guiding you on the path to being a physician making a meaningful impact in your area of interest.

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Goals of the Program

Training Future Leaders in Surgery

Medical student education is a top priority for the Department Orthopedic of Surgery. The goals of our program are to:

  • Ensure that all students obtain fundamental knowledge in the surgical sciences
  • Provide basic surgical training and diverse hands-on skills competencies
  • Provide exposure to surgical subspecialties
  • Mentor students interested in a career in surgery
  • Foster engagement in research and innovation
What You Will Learn

Students will practice clinical exams and surgical skills, focusing on a more hands-on approach.

Additionally, students will be mentored on presentation skills, the use of diagnostic imaging, and coordinating comprehensive musculoskeletal care.

Our partnership with the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital provides an additional unique experience in general orthopedic care.

Didactic sessions incorporating lectures and case-based learning accompany the clinical rotations.

Inpatient Service Rotations include:

  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hand
  • Spine
Special Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery Student Interest Group (OSSIG) is a group for UMMS students who wish to explore the field of Orthopaedic Surgery as a potential career path. Meetings and events are usually held once a month and explore different aspects of what an Orthopaedic Surgeon does and what steps are involved in becoming one.

Previous events have included:

  • Expectations to match into Orthopaedics
  • Casting workshops
  • Opportunities in Orthopaedic Research
  • History of Orthopaedic Devices
  • Meeting with M4s who have been matched into an Orthopaedic residency
  • Lunch case presentations
Contact Us
Rebecca Salyer
GME Program Admin Associate
MM Orthopaedic Surgery
Program Leadership
William R. Aibinder William R Aibinder, MD, FAAOS
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
user Rebecca Salyer
Clerkship Coordinator