Program Coordinator: Brian Leo, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: May vary and/or require department pre-approval or other pre-requisites.
No. of Students: 1


Completion of all core clerkships. Open to 4th year senior medical students.


To provide the student with a basic introduction to the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal system disorders.


The medical student is instructed in the examination, diagnosis, and initial management of patients with musculoskeletal injury and disease. Teaching settings include the clinic for orthopaedic surgery, as well as the Cleveland Clinic Hospital operating suite and inpatient wards. Areas of exposure can be modified according to the students’ interests, and may include general orthopaedics, adult reconstruction, sports medicine, foot surgery, emergency-trauma, etc.

The student is expected to attend conferences supplementing their rotation, such as Cleveland Clinic in Florida Grand Rounds and Orthopaedic Clinical Conferences. The student will be expected to present a case study on an orthopaedic subject of interest. Night call is optional.


Evaluations will be distributed by the UME department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.