Program Coordinator: Vani Sabesan, MD

Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: Maximum 2-4 students per month
Time: Full time


Completion of physical diagnosis course and core surgical rotations.


To provide medical students with an in-depth experience in the diagnosis and management of a broad range of musculoskeletal system disorders.


The Orthopaedic Surgery medical student rotation at the Cleveland Clinic Florida is structured to provide medical students with a broad exposure to various aspects of musculoskeletal care. Students are instructed in the examination, diagnosis, and initial management of patients in the clinical setting. They are also actively involved in surgical cases and inpatient management of post-operative patients.

The 4-week rotation is structured to allow students to rotate with fellowship-trained surgeons in each of the following areas of Orthopaedic Surgery:

  • Adult joint reconstruction
  • Shoulder/upper extremity
  • Hand surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Foot and Ankle surgery

Educational activities will include regularly scheduled conferences, including hospital-wide Grand Rounds and departmental didactic sessions. Night call is optional.


Evaluations are performed by Orthopaedic faculty with whom students rotate. A report is sent to deans and phase coordinators upon request.